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Fire in Long County leaves seven without home

Firefighters battle fire, heat exhaustion

POSTED: July 14, 2017 6:19 p.m.

A fire damaged a mobile home in Long County on Friday, leaving seven people without a home.

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A fire Friday in a Long County mobile home park has left seven people without a home while four firefighters had to be treated for heat exhaustion.

The fire in a trailer at the Country Manor Mobile Home Park on Tibet began around 2 p.m., according to Long/Ludowici Volunteer Rescue and Fire Chief Chris Moss. He said about 30 percent of the mobile home was engulfed in flames when his department arrived and he immediately requested aid from Walthourville Volunteer Fire Department.

Firefighters from both departments were able to get the fire under control, but there was heat and smoke damage throughout.

The firefighters were treated at the scene by Excelsior Ambulance Service EMTs due to what Moss termed “extreme heat exhaustion.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Long County Fire Department. The residents of the trailer included three adults and four children. 

 No additional information was immediately available. 

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