Fire destroys Decatur mobile home

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A fire consumed a mobile home stored near the 1100 block of US 81/287 in Decatur Wednesday night.

Decatur Deputy Fire Chief Nate Mara said the home was likely unoccupied after initial investigation.

At 10:04 p.m. Decatur police officers were on patrol when they noticed a light in the field where the mobile home was stored, notifying the Decatur Fire Department. A blaze broke out, but was contained within minutes by Decatur Fire.

“PD was doing their standard night patrols and happened to glance over and thought it looked out of character for it to be lit up and it was actually on fire,” Mara said.

Boyd Fire assisted in the containment effort.

Mara said wind and the Decatur Fire Department’s efforts helped prevent what could have been a more serious situation, with a fuel storage tank and other structures stored nearby the mobile home.

“The guys did a good job of knocking down the body of the fire and the wind helped us out a little bit blowing away from the storage tanks. Had the wind been blowing in a different direction it could have been a little different.”








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