A fire in Ludowici destroyed two deserted mobile homes Wednesday but was extinguished before it could spread.
Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Capt. Chris Stanfield said that at around 1 p.m. the department received a call about a fire on Caesar Avenue Southeast. When firefighters arrived they found two single-wide mobile homes fully engulfed in flames.
The firefighters began to extinguish the blaze and had it under control in about 30 minutes, Stanfield said. The crew soaked the area with water to ensure the fire was completely out. In addition, because the structures are in a wooded area, the fire department contacted Long County’s branch of the Georgia Forestry Commission. A commission crew plowed a fire break around the area to keep the blaze from spreading to a nearby populated area.
Stanfield said the fire department is trying to find the owners of the homes and the surrounding land.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but it is under investigation.
L/LCFD firefighters David Parker, Adam Curtis, Trey Combs and Arthur Davis responded to the call. Fire unit from Long State Prison, the Long County Sheriff’s Department and the Ludowici Police Department also responded.