Crews respond to mobile home fire on Byrd Drive in Madison County


OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. – Fire and Rescue crews were called to a structure fire at 208 Byrd Drive in Owens Cross Roads.

Huntsville Fire and Rescue District Chief Russell Merryman said a mobile home caught fire and was completely engulfed.

Merryman said HFR was called to assist at 3:42 a.m. and sent four trucks.

Big Cove and New Hope Fire Departments assisted as well.

Crews said the closest fire hydrant was 1100 feet away.

One person was in the home but escaped after smelling smoke. A second person was also found in a nearby garage.

Merryman stated the cause of the fire wasn’t known, but Madison County Fire would investigate.

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