A Long County man was injured as he escaped from his burning home Friday. Three people were displaced by the fire.
Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman said his department was called out at 7:20 a.m. to Country Manor Trailer Park on Tibet Road. The call said someone was trapped in the burning home so Truman asked for help from the Hinesville and Walthourville departments.
Truman said a Hinesville engine company arrived about 7:30 and found about three quarters of the mobile home on fire. He said as firefighters began dousing flames from the outside, a search was initiated to see if anyone was inside. They found no one.
Truman said Long County and Walthourville units arrived and the flames were under control in about five minutes and fully extinguished shortly after that. He said that the Red Cross was contacted because the homeowner lost everything in the fire.
The alarm was sounded when two residents of the home woke up and smelled smoke. When they saw flames, one ran out a door and the other escaped through a window, but cut his arm. A woman, initially thought trapped, actually was not home.
The chief said Long County EMS treated the one resident’s cuts at the scene.
Truman said that other departments responding included the Long State Prison fire unit and the Long County Sheriff’s Office.
Truman said he did not have the names of the people who were living at the home.