Firefighters quickly respond to a mobile home fire Saturday afternoon

MITCHELL – Firefighters from Marion Township and Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department quickly responded to a mobile home fire on Gun Club Road Saturday afternoon.

Six firefighters from Marion Township were already on their station when the call came in at 12:23 p.m. for a structure fire at 87 Gun Club Road.

Marion Township fire personnel arrived within six minutes of the call to a 14 X 70 single wide trailer with moderate smoke showing from the residence and occupants from the home already evacuated.

The occupants of the home stated the fire was in a bedroom with a mattress on fire. Firefighters used a 2 1/2 gallon fire extinguisher that had a mixture of water and foam to put out the fire.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and remove the mattress from the home quickly, resulting in only one wall that suffered damage. A positive pressure fan was used to remove the smoke from the home and a thermal imaging camera was used to make sure there were no hidden fires.

“The homeowners were not sure how the fire started. The cause of the fire is undetermined after investigation, however a short in a lamp may have sparked the fire,” said Paul Gillespie Fire Chief Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Marion Township responded with Engine 52, Tanker 53, and Squad 55, with 11 firefighters. Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department responded with Engine 5 and 2 firefighters.

Firefighters were on the scene for 36 minutes, and Seals Ambulance crews were dispatched to the scene, however there were no injuries reported.

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