Two Overnight Trailer Fires in Morgan County
It was a busy morning for fire crews in Morgan County, as they responded to two different mobile home fires overnight.
First, around 12:30 Friday morning a mobile home on Mill Creek Road quickly filled with smoke. That’s when the family got out of the home and called 911. When volunteers from Falkville, Oden Ridge and Ebenezer got to the home, flames were shooting from the front bedroom window. They quickly put the fire out.
One room sustained heavy fire damage, and there was smoke damage throughout the home. Paramedics treated one person for smoke inhalation on the scene.
Firefighters believe the blaze started in a clothes dryer and may be electric in nature. The family of two adults and two children are looking for a place to stay.
Just before 3:00 Friday morning volunteers also responded to a mobile home fire in the 200 block of Hobb Ward Road in Somerville. By the time volunteer firefighters from Somerville, Priceville and Oden Ridge got to the scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames. Crews on the scene had to ferry water from the closest hydrant, which was a mile away.
Nobody was at home at the time of the fire. Friday investigators will comb through what is left of the home to try to determine what started the fire. Officials on the scene say there was no power running to the residence.