Mobile home catches on fire in Raleigh County

Local - 2/12/2013 7:05 PM by Rebecca Turco
GHENT - The homeowners of a single-wide mobile home in Ghent destroyed by a fire are coping with their loss.

The fire happened Wednesday morning at a house on Sam Hale Road in Ghent. The homeowners were not inside at the time of the fire, according to firefighters, but their pets were and most were saved.

Ghent and Coal City Volunteer Fire Departments put out the fire. An engaged couple expecting a baby was in the process of moving into the house before the fire.

The woman's sister, who lives next-door, said she was shocked when she saw the flames. "I was so scared that it was gonna blow over onto our house. Or that [firefighters] couldn't get here in time and lose everything."

Firefighters say the fire was quite extensive when they arrived. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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