Fire destroys mobile home
An early Sunday morning fire destroyed a mobile home on Mt. Nebo near Great Cacapon.
The call came in at 6:35 a.m. on January 15 for 275 Jackson Lane in the Cedar Run Subdivision, said Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company Assistant Chief Matt Grimley, who was in charge of the scene.
The occupants of the residence were at home and called in the fire. The family awoke to a popping sound coming from an unoccupied bedroom, Grimley said. When they opened the door, they found the bedroom was full of fire. The fire spread through the house when the door was opened.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, the mobile home was fully involved. The fire was contained in the home and didn’t spread to anything else. It was an older model mobile home and was on the ground when they got there, he said.
“It didn’t stand a chance,” Grimley said.
The home was a total loss and the family lost everything, he said. Grimley was uncertain if the American Red Cross came to help the family. He remained at the fire scene while the family went to a local residence where paramedics checked them for injuries.
One of the occupants was injured in the blaze with respiratory burns and was flown to the Washington Hospital Center Burn Unit in Washington, D.C.
Units from Great Cacapon, Paw Paw, Berkeley Springs, Hancock and South Morgan Fire Companies and the Morgan County Rescue Service were on the scene for about two hours, he said.
The cause of the fire is undetermined, Grimley said. The fire marshal was contacted and will probably investigate the site this week.