Fire destroys mobile home

By Racey Burden | Published Saturday, December 9, 2017

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Late Night Fire

LATE NIGHT FIRE – Several fire departments battled a blaze that burned a Newark mobile home at 2 a.m. Friday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

A mobile home on County Road 4845 in Newark caught fire around 2 a.m. Friday.

Newark Volunteer Fire Department Captain Ed Hawthorne said the blaze started on the front porch then moved into the living room.

Hawthorne said all occupants were reported to be out of the home by the time Newark VFD arrived. The Red Cross was called to assist the residents.

The middle section of the mobile home was a total loss, with heavy smoke damage on either end.

Rhome, Boyd, East Wise, Haslet, Briar and Eagle Mountain fire departments responded to assist Newark.

This was the fifth fire call Newark had responded to within 24 hours.

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