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County Road 4778 Home Destroyed By Blaze

A County Road 4778 home was destroyed by a blaze Wednesday night, April 15. No one was injured, but the family lost all of their belongings, according to Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley.

Hopkins County 911 dispatchers were contacted at 7:59 p.m. about the house fire, which was said to be spreading toward a nearby shed. All occupants were reported to have made it out of the house safely, callers reported.

Hopkins County, Tira, North Hopkins, Dike, Sulphur Bluff firefighters were dispatched to battle the house fire on County Road 4778. Additional 911 callers reported the house was “all in flames.” Hopkins County sheriff’s deputies also responded to assist. Upon the first unit’s arrival, officials reported the double wide manufactured home was fully involved with fire. Cooper and Klondike also were contacted; they responded with apparatus and provided additional manpower as well.

The firefighters working together were able to make a quick attack on the fire and got it knocked down, containing it primarily to the house, according to Endsley. However, due to the quick spread the home is being considered a total loss.

The Red Cross and Salvation Army were contacted and are working with the family to help them meed their immediate needs, according to Endsley.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined by county fire investigators.

Author: Faith Huffman

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