Firefighters battle mobile home fire

Published 2:55 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2012

An uninhabited mobile home burned to its cinder block foundation Wednesday afternoon on Needmore Road.

According to Pike County Fire and Rescue firefighter Joseph Leveque, the mobile home was set ablaze after a neighbor’s trash fire got out of control.

Firefighters were called to the scene of the fire at 7379 County Road 7708 about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday.

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By the time responders reached the mobile home, it was a total loss.

“It was already fully engulfed and collapsed,” Leveque said. “There was nothing to save.”

Leveque said that there is only a small chance of saving older model homes if there is a fire because the structures usually burn completely within about eight minutes.

Leveque cautioned area residents to take special care and keep a vigilant watch over any controlled burning.

Banks Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the scene of the fire to aid PCFR.


11.21.12- Trailer fire on CR 7708 – Images by Thomas Graning