Early Morning Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Quincy
By JAMES ROBERTS III, Correspondent | June 24, 2021 | FLORIDA
Story No. 062421104
Photo by LT Jim Roberts / Mount Pleasant VFDCity of Quincy Firefighters working the interior.
Mount Pleasant Tanker 3 supplying water to Quincy Engine.
Photo by LT Jim Roberts / Mount Pleasant VFDMount Pleasant Engine 31, Tanker 3 and Quincy Engine on scene and supplying water and equipment.
Photo by LT Jim Roberts / Mount Pleasant VFDDuring ventilation a flare up in the ceiling required a quick soaking. Assistant Chief Clay Fallis of Mount Pleasant VFD picked up the hose and was able to put out the flare up in short order.
QUINCY, FL - At 4:48 A.M. on June 24th, Mount Pleasant Firefighters were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the Robertsville area.
This was a joint response with the Robertsville Vol. Fire Department and the City of Quincy Fire Department. Upon arrival personnel found a double-wide mobile with fire through the roof in the center of the home.
Robertsville VFD and Quincy FD personnel pulled lines and began the initial attack while Mount Pleasant supplied water to Quincy FD, who were conducting interior operations. Personnel were able to get a quick knock down on the fire and began ventilating the structure. The fire used the small attic space to move throughout the home. During ventilation additional small fires flared up and were quickly extinguished.
The residents advised that they were asleep and woke to a smoke filled structure. As they exited the home they observed fire in the kitchen area that appeared to be coming from the ceiling. Once evacuated the call went into 9-1-1 to report the fire.
All of the residents were out of the home and uninjured, which is fortunate because they reported that the installed smoke detectors failed to activate. The American Red Cross was contacted to respond to provide assistance to the displaced residents.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.