Macon County Chronicle

Fire Destroys Mobile Home

On Saturday night, December 20th, the Lafayette Fire Department was dispatched to the scene of a 10/72 structure fire at 1831 Johnson Road, that destroyed an unoccupied mobile home owned by David Manion, of Lafayette, with damages estimated at $15,000.

According to Assistant Chief Troy Brawner, upon arrival at 6:20 p.m. the 12x70 mobile home, which also had a 14x20 room addition, was completely involved with flames shooting out of the front and back as well.

“Twenty-five firefighters responded to the call with 16 on the scene,” said Brawner, “plus an engine, tanker and service truck. We used over 4700 gallons of water to extinguish the flames and no injuries were reported. It is still unclear how the fire started.”

“Our young guys got a lot of physical experience Saturday night in the 28 degree temperature, even though we couldn’t make an interior attack,” the Assistant Chief continued, “and they did an outstanding job along with the other seasoned firefighters.”

Those responding to the scene of the fire included the Lafayette Fire Department, Macon County Sheriffs Department, Macon County EMS, Macon County Rescue Squad and the Macon County Chronicle.