Chico home destroyed in fire

Four escaped safely before a fire destroyed a home in Chico Monday morning.

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At around 8:50 a.m. the fire was fully involved when Chico Fire arrived at the home located at 500 N. Mount St., said Bridgeport Fire Chief Terry Long.

“I woke up and it was on fire,” resident Bobby Feelye said.

The three residents and another staying at the home were able to escape without injuries. Feelye said he didn’t know what happened to his dogs.

Alvord Fire, Bridgeport Fire, Sand Flat Fire, Decatur Fire and Crafton Fire provided mutual aid.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this point, Long said.

“It was fully involved when we got here,” Long said. “There really wasn’t a whole lot we could do.”

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Decatur home damaged in fire

A fire heavily damaged a Decatur home and left three displaced early Saturday morning.

At 1:10 a.m., Decatur Fire responded to a structure fire at 121 County Road 2140 in Decatur.

The three inside, Gary and Bennette Tanner and their 2-year-old grandchild were able to escape the home safely.

“Our units arrived to find the backside of the house heavily involved,” Decatur Deputy Fire Chief Nate Mara said. “The owners and occupants self extricated with no injuries.”

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

“It spread from the backside of the house up into the attic,” Mara said. “Once it got into the attic it travelled pretty quickly.”

Crews from the Greenwood-Slidell Fire Department and the Alvord Fire Department provided mutual aid.

By around 3 a.m. Saturday morning the crews were performing mop up duty.

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Fire destroys Decatur mobile home

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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