A bathroom candle caught a County Road 1174 mobile home on fire early this morning. No one suffered any serious injuries in the blaze, which was contained to one section of the trailer house, according to reports.
North Hopkins, Arbala, Miller Grove and Cumby firemen, and Hopkins County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 12:28 a.m. Wednesday to a structure fire on County Road 1174 just west of FM 2297. North Hopkins firefighters had been asked to fill in for Hopkins County firemen, who were still working in the area of County Road 1211 where straight line winds caused serious damage, were also dispatched. Arbala firemen, who had been assisting in the damaged area, were told to divert to the structure fire. Hopkins County Fire Chief Carl Nix responded to take command at the fire.
Hopkins County Emergency Medical Services personnel were also dispatched to be on standby just in case emergency medical assistance was needed.
Deputies were the first to arrive at the location. They reported all occupants had gotten out of the structure and that flames were visible from the back bedroom of the home.
When Arbala firefighters arrived shortly thereafter, they reported smoke coming from the mobile home.
Firefighters began an interior attack on the blaze, which was said to have been “knocked down” around 1 a.m. All fire units were asked to remain at the scene as a precaution while the trailer was ventilated and firefighters conducted additional sweeps of the structure. Miller Grove’s two trucks were available to respond to other calls requiring emergency response reported in the area. And within 10 minutes, MGFD answered a medical call.
The fire was contained to the bedroom and bathroom portion of the mobile home, which was where the flames were first seen by deputies, with only minimal damages reported. FEC was called to the scene to deal with electrical issues associated with the fire.
Deputies remained at the location until 1:15 a.m. North Hopkins firefighters were released to fill in at Hopkins County fire station at 1:25 a.m. The remaining firefighters remained at the scene until just before 2 a.m
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