Moselle home burns | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | February 16, 2016 7:41 am
A mid-day structure fire heavily damaged a Moselle residence, Monday Feb. 15.
A motorist reported seeing smoke and flames coming from the rural home at 12:16 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find fire showing from the roof and eves on three sides of the doublewide mobile home. A portion of the roof over the master bedroom had already collapsed.
Firefighter-Paramedics encountered heavy fire conditions in the east side of the building and the attic space. Crews worked for 20 minutes to gain control of the fire.
They were able to stop the advance of the flames at the middle of the structure and preserve the west side of the building. The remainder of the home suffered substantial smoke damage.
No one was at home when the fire occurred. Firefighters were on the scene for 3-1/2 hours. Water supply was handled with tenders.
The fire originated in the master bedroom. The exact cause is under investigation.