Chapman Mobile Home Damaged in Fire-Outbuilding Destroyed

October 12, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

A fire Saturday afternoon destroyed an outbuilding and damaged a mobile home belonging to Jesse Chapman at 9907 Short Mountain Highway.

County Fire Chief Donny Green says members of the department were called to the scene at 5:02 p.m."Upon arrival, we found an outbuilding on fire and fully involved. It spread to a single wide mobile home that was located about 10 feet from the outbuilding. We got the fire under control at the mobile home though it spread into a back bedroom. The fire was contained to the bedroom, but the rest of the home received extensive heat and smoke damage."

Chief Green says Chapman, who is handicapped, and his wife were at home at the time of the fire, along with two grandchildren.

A passerby saw the smoke and called 911. He also stopped and assisted the Chapman's in getting out of the trailer.

Chapman and his wife were transported by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital just as a precaution to make sure they were okay.

Chief Green says the outbuilding and all it's contents were destroyed.

Members of the Short Mountain Highway, Blue Springs, and Main Station pumpers responded along with the department's service truck, DeKalb EMS, and officers of the Sheriff's Department, who helped with traffic control.

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