Fire Kills Family of Four
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This is all that's left after a deadly fire leveled this mobile home to ashes; claiming the lives of an entire family. "We heard it was a family of four, a husband, a wife, and two children," says Friendly Baptist Church volunteer Ben Horrell. Burgaw Fire Department, Rocky Point and Maple Hill all responded to the call around 3 AM. Firefighters found the bodies of three victims in the master bedroom, the fourth was found in the second bedroom. Burgaw Fire Operator Sam George was the first on scene. He said, "There was fire from one end to the other." Officials aren't releasing names of the victims until they get a positive ID from the State Medical Examiners Office in Chapel Hill. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials warn people to keep items like curtains and papers away from any heating unit. Luckily, fire officials were able to cool down the surrounding mobile homes, to prevent the flames from spreading. Not before the blaze reached the cars parked outside the home. The Pike Creek mobile home park houses predominantly Spanish speaking residents. Many of the neighbors saw the flames, but had a hard time communicating what they saw.

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The firefighters were 45 mins late. The fire was almost done by that time. What a shame! The Traliers didnt have smoke detectors. Many of the families have moved.
That is just horrible to see things like that in the news. Especially the beginning of a brand new year. My prayers are with the family and survivors. I just hope everyone is safe during these weather conditions as well.
4.5 minutes... 270 seconds... That is how long it takes a mobile home to become fully involved with fire. If you have a mobile home, please make sure you have working smoke detectors in every single room. That is an initial investment of $30 using the inexpensive smoke detectors at Wal Mart that come with a battery. If you cannot afford that, go by your closest Fire Department and ask for one. 270 Seconds hardly gives you enough time to get out of bed, throw on a blanket and get yourself out, much less anyone else.. Throw away those old space heaters and kerosene heaters. They do nothing but contribute to risk.
Horrible story. I know this area and wonder if they had smoke detectors at all?
THIS IS SOO SAD,IAM A MAPLE HILL FIREFIGHTER I WAS THERE,ITS JUST HARD WHEN U LOSE SOMEONE IN A FIRE BUT ALOT HADER WHEN ITS KIDS,BUT MY HEART GOESOUT TO THE FAMLY,AN THE FIREFIGHTERS
This is so sad! "God bless this family" I will keep in my prayers!