Fire destroys mobile home in Albemarle

Published 4:26 pm Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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Albemarle Fire Department crews responded Monday night to a fire at a mobile home at 1300 Green Acres Dr., Lot 17, according to Albemarle Fire Marshal Michael Roark.

Neighbors called at 6:26 p.m. and mentioned a possible occupant was inside the home. Engine 2 arrived on the scene to an active fire at 6:30 p.m. Firefighters conducted a search and no person was found in the structure.

Engines 1 and 3 along with Battalion Chief Kenny Kendall arrived later to the scene.

Roark said the occupant of the trailer was later found at Burleson Square by Albemarle Police.

The last unit left the scene at 10:19 p.m.

Bethany and Endy fire departments were called to handle any additional calls while the Albemarle crews were handling the fire.

The fire originated in the back bedroom, Roark said, adding that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.



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Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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