Tree Falls On Mobile Home In Ramsey Ridge Area

(HELTONVILLE) – The Pleasant Run Twp. Volunteer Fire Department responded to 637 Ramsey Ridge Road around 12:30 p.m. today after a report of a tree falling on a mobile home.

Penny Clark talks to Pleasant Run Firefighters about finding her dog in the mobile home, and the odor of gas in the home.

Penny Clark and her son Corey were inside when the tree came down on the home. The tree struck the top of Corey’s head when it came crashing down.

Corey who is autistic was taken by his caretaker to the emergency room to be checked out. Penny was not injured.

A tree came crashing down on Clark’s mobile home.

Penny Clark has been struggling over the last several years trying to make repairs to the trailer which has bad flooring.

Penny said she is worried.

High winds cause a tree to fall on Penny Clark’s mobile home.

“This has come at an inconvenient time, with Thanksgiving tomorrow. I just do not know what I am going to do,” she added with tears streaming down her face “What is next?”

The mobile home is not insured, and Penny has tried previously to get help from various agencies but has not been successful.

A Pleasant Run Firefighter hands Penny her dog after retrieving it from the mobile home.

Firefighters could smell the odor of gas when they arrived on the scene so they donned air-paks to retrieve Penny’s dog and a few personal items in the home that she would need.

Firefighters put on air-paks due to the odor of gas in the mobile home so they could enter and get the dog and some personal belongings of Penny Clark.

Power lines were also knocked down and REMC was called to disconnect the power.

Firefighters contacted the American Red Cross to get Penny and her son immediate assistance and a place to stay for this evening.

This morning strong winds have knocked out power throughout Southern Indiana, Lawrence County Fire Departments and Lawrence County Highway crews have been busy responding to several calls of downed trees and powerlines. 

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