The American Red Cross is assisting a Hinesville mother and daughter who are homeless after a fire destroyed their mobile home early this morning.
According to the Red Cross, a deputy sheriff saw fire and smoke coming from the home at 339 Mobley Rd. around 5 a.m. and notified his dispatch center, who immediately called for a fire department response. Fire departments from three stations responded to the scene and sent six trucks to battle the fire. By the time the fire was under control, the mobile home and all of the family's possessions were destroyed.
When the fire occured, the 39-year old woman was returning home after taking her 16-year old daughter to the emergency room at a hospital in Savannah. Her older daughter, who did not live at the residence, happened to drive by the home and called her mom after seeing fire trucks and police on the scene.
The American Red Cross was notified around 5:55 a.m. and had a Disaster Action team on the scene shortly after. Two members of the Hinesville Red Cross office determined the family needed food, clothing and personal hygiene items based on the destruction of the home.
The mother of the home owner offered to take the family to her home to stay until other living arrangements can be made. According to the Red Cross, some prescribed medications were also destroyed in the fire and the Red Cross on call nurse was contacted to replace those medications immediately.
The Red Cross is working closely with the family to make sure their recovery is progressing. Emotional support will also be available if needed.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:46 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:46:56 GMT
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