A late afternoon blaze destroyed a County Road 4791 mobile home and truck Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. The resident was not injured but did lose all of his possession in the fire.
Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs, North Hopkins, Cumby, Dike and South Sulphur firefighters were dispatched at 5:11 p.m. Jan. 10 to the structure fire. Although firefighters began quickly working to extinguish the blaze, they were unable to save the structure or vehicles. Based on damage, the mobile home was considered a total loss.
The resident told fire officials he had been working on a truck parked by a tractor under an awning. He’d managed to get it started and had left it running while he went inside. When he returned a short while later, the pickup was reported to be on fire near the gas tank. He attempted but was unable to extinguish the blaze, Hopkins County fire investigators reported.
The resident was checked out by EMS and reported to be OK. He is being assisted with immediate accommodations by a family member, fire officials reported.