Mobile Home Destroyed in Saturday Fire

May 18, 2008

The DeKalb County Fire Department responded to a single wide mobile home fire Saturday afternoon, shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Smithville Highway in the Silver Point Community.

County Fire Chief Donny Green says upon arrival, firefighters found the mobile home fully involved with heavy smoke and flames showing. According to the owner, Eddie Sutton, the family had left the house around 11:00 a.m. and upon returning around 2:00 p.m. found heavy smoke coming from the home. Sutton called 911 to report the fire, but when fire personnel arrived flames were coming from both ends of the trailer.

The mobile home and contents were a total loss. Chief Green says that the owner stated the family had no insurance on their home or contents.

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

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