Mobile home destroyed by fire in Red Bank Tuesday morning

Red Bank, SC (Paul Kirby) – A mobile home caught fire and burned Tuesday morning in the 1600 block of Two Notch Road. This is not far from the busy intersection of Two Notch Road and South Lake Drive. The call came in about 7:00 a.m.

The first fire service units arrived very quickly and reported that smoke was pouring out of all sides of the home. There was a fire hydrant for water supply right across Two Notch Rd. but stretching the supply line to it required the closing of Two Notch just as the commute was hitting one of its heaviest periods. Deputies were asked for to help with that traffic, and an EMS unit was there for safety and firefighter rehab.

Firefighters pulled their hand lines and entered the home to attack the fire, but the fact that the fire had such a good start totaled the home. The American Red Cross was notified to help the occupants who were displaced by the fire. The utilities company was also requested to disconnect the electrical lines from the home. Other fire service units were moved up to cover empty fire stations who were committed to the blaze.

At this point, fire commanders believe that the fire may have started in the kitchen but the exact cause of the fire hasn’t been released by the fire service supervisors.

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