Nash and Edgecombe County (NC) Firefighters Battle Mobile Home Fire

Shortly before 10 p.m. on November 17, 2014, Nash County and Edgecombe County (NC) 911 Centers were receiving calls for a mobile home fire.

The Battleboro Community Fire Department were dispatched by Nash County as the fire was in their district on Wave Lane just off Old  Battleboro Road. Edgecombe County also dispatched fire departments from Leggett, Heartsease, and West Edgecombe to assist Battleboro.

Engine 91 from Battleboro was now arriving and found heavy fire showing through the roof in the back section of the structure and lead off with two 1 3/4-inch lines. Members were able to enter the front door and started to make a quick knock down while other members made a primary search in the front section of the building to check for any occupants.

As it turned out, the mobile home was vacant. Edgecombe firefighters were now arriving and assisted Battleboro in the fire attack.

According to Battleboro Deputy Fire Chief James Hardee, a secondary search was also made to double-check for occupants and they had the fire under control in about 10 minutes after arrival. 

All Units stayed on location for about an hour and a half checking for hot spots and overhaul.

A total of 34 firefighters were on the scene along with Edgecombe County EMS Units. There were no injuries to any civilians or firefighters. The fire is being investigated by the Edgecombe County (NC) Fire Marshals Office.

See more photos from this incident HERE.

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