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Long Co. deputy loses home in fire
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Two L-LCFD firefighters prepare to go back into Deputy Robert Parker's home as they put out the flames. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
LUDOWICI -- A Long County Sheriff's Department deputy lost his home in a fire early Monday morning.
While on duty patrolling the county, Deputy Robert Parker got a message that his home on Railroad Street was on fire. When the deputy arrived, little was left of his home.
According to Ludowici Police Department spokesperson Alan Rhoden, the call came in at 1:17 a.m., and the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department responded at 1:20 and firefighters were at the scene by 1:22.
L/LCFD Lt. Steve Manning said that when his unit arrived, approximately 75 percent of the home was already in flames. Manning said his unit had the fire under control in about 20 minutes.
He said the fire started somewhere to the right side of the structure, but he did know any more details. The incident is under investigation.
According to Manning, no one was in the home when he arrived. There were no witnesses.
Parker said his home is around 100 years old. Besides losing all his possessions in the house to the fire, he lost his vehicle, a 2003 Cadillac Escalade.
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