The fire occurred in a non-hydrant area near Bloomingdale in Effingham County.
(Source: Effingham Co. Fire Dept.)
EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -
Several fire units had to be called out to help battle a mobile home fire Monday morning in Effingham County.
It happened at a home on Noel C Conaway Road off of Redmond Road. The fire was in a non-hydrant area. Fire crews were having trouble shuttling water to the scene so five units were called out to help battle the blaze. A hydrant on Noel C Conaway Road was used in the blaze.
Fire officials say half of the mobile home was destroyed by flames and the other half is so damaged that little can be saved.
Four people live in the home, but only one was inside when the fire started. The children were at school and the mother was away from the home.
The person inside woke up to smoke and he was able to get out along with the three dogs.
The Effingham County fire chief believes the fire was caused by a bad outlet in one of the rooms.
"You could see the flames coming up really high, right by where the bedrooms were. I have fire alarms in my house, we all need to around here. These kinds of homes go up so fast if something happens, it's just real bad," said Judy Trevino, a neighbor.
Officials blocked off Noel C Conaway for about an hour and half but it is back open.