Fire Totals Double Wide Mobile Home, BIG SANDY, August 4, 2014 - At approximately 3:30 pm on August 4, 2014, a house fire was reported to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Firemen from Segno VFD arrived at 122 Towering Pines Road to find a double wide mobile home burning. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with other fire departments from South Polk County, Livingston, Alabama Coushatta, North Liberty County and Tarkington. The fire fighters struggled to get the fire out as the flames were burning between a double roof (a roof suspended above the roof). Fortunately nobody was injured in the incident. The crews battled the blaze for over 3 hours. The mobile home was totaled. PolkCountyToday.com was not able to ascertain the name of the owner or whether or not the homeowner(s) had insurance on the home.
Smoldering between two roofs were giving local fire fighters fits on Monday afternoon.
Firemen climbed ladders in order to shoot flame retardant foam between the burning double roof.
The flames kept recurring as heavy smoke bellowed from the home.
Large sections of the roof collapsed into the mobile home.
Firemen from the Alabama Coushatta VFD dawn protective gear.
The heat from the fire combined with the August temperatures and wearing heavy gear is physically demanding.
A volunteer helps a fire dog get properly hydrated.
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