Resident hospitalized, mobile home destroyed in Floyd fire
FLOYD — One person has been displaced from their mobile home — and was hospitalized for smoke inhalation — after their residence was destroyed by fire at the Twin Ponds Estates Monday night, according to the Floyd Fire Department.
Floyd Fire Chief John Stark said the alarm was raised at 7:18 p.m. Monday for a fire at the Stearns Road mobile home park. The lone male resident escaped the home by climbing out a window, aided by a neighbor, the chief said.
"When I got there, it was fully involved, and it had spread to the second trailer's porch and melted the siding," Stark explained.
"We concentrated on the exposure first when we got there," he said, keeping the fire from engulfing the second mobile home.
Stark said the first home had already collapsed in on itself due to the fire, so the initial focus was on protecting the second trailer. He said no one was home at the second trailer and they were able to keep the fire from spreading inside.
An exterior attack was launched on the first mobile home, using water from a nearby hydrant. Chief Stark said it was a surround and drown operation, and the flames took about an hour and a half before they were under control.
Meanwhile, the resident who escaped the home was receiving medical care, he stated.
"They were taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation," according to Chief Stark.
The chief said there were no problems due to the cold or the snow Monday night. He said the knockdown went smoothly.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, the chief stated. The resident owned the mobile home, he added.
The fire department remained on the scene dousing hot spots and cleaning up until about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday. Chief Stark said a bit of fire briefly rekindled shortly after they were in service, so they returned to the scene and put it out.
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