|Published: 8:34 AM, 10/22/2013
||Last updated: 8:35 AM, 10/22/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Two fire engines and five firefighters with the Cocke County Fire Department put out a fire at a mobile home in Newport that caused about $30,000 in damages very early Monday morning, Oct. 21, the CCFD reported.The
cause of the fire at the mobile home, at 1361 Buttercup Way in Newport, is unknown, according to a CCFD report.E-911 dispatched CCFD firefighters to the blaze at 1:22 a.m. The residence had power to it; the Newport Utilities Board was notified to cut off the power.It
was not known if the owner Bobby Messer, or anyone else, were in the residence when the fire started. No one was reported injured.The
CCFD reported that, "Once (we arrived) on scene, we found smoke coming from the roof of the home ... Once we extinguished the fire, we found the fire had burned through the floor and the ceiling and burned the kitchen and living room areas of the home. We put out the hot spots."The CCFD estimates the fire caused $20,000 in property damage and $10,000 in damage to contents in the residence, according to its report.
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