Fire Leaves DeKalb County Family Homeless

July 14, 2010
Dwayne Page
County Firefighters Work to Extinguish Blaze at Tucker Residence

A fire Wednesday morning left a DeKalb County family homeless.

The blaze, reported to 911 at 8:30 a.m., destroyed the home of Brandon and Violet Tucker at 3126 Banks Pisgah Road

According to Lieutenant Anthony Boyd, the residence, made up of two single wide mobile homes converted into a double wide, caught fire as the Tuckers were in the living room. After smelling plastic burning, the Tuckers went to investigate and found a bedroom on fire.

The Tuckers and their children, ages 5 and 2, escaped unharmed. Ms. Tucker later had to be treated for smoke inhalation and a panic attack. She was transported by EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Members of the Keltonburg and Short Mountain Highway Stations of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department responded along with the Main Station and Tanker truck #1. The Members of the North Warren Fire Department also gave mutual aid manpower support. DeKalb EMS and the Sheriff's Department were also on the scene.

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