Family Left Homeless By Fire

September 14, 2006
Dwayne Page

A woman and her three children were left homeless this morning (Thursday) after a fire destroyed their mobile home at 5159 Cookeville Highway.

County Fire Chief Donny Green says fire fighters were called to the home of Jennifer Taylor at 3:57 a.m.

Green says one of the children awoke to the smell of smoke and then woke up his mother. She then discovered the blaze coming from a back bedroom and called 911.

Taylor and her children safely made it out of the home.

Green says as firefighters arrived they saw flames coming from the roof of the mobile home. They battled it for several hours but were unable to save the residence. In addition to their home, the family lost all their personal belongings except the family automobile.

The car, which was parked only feet from the house, was towed clear of the scene by Walker's Wrecker Service.

Members of the Cookeville Highway, Short Mountain Highway, and the Midway Fire Stations responded along with the tanker truck. Members of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and EMS were also on the scene.

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