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Three women, two dogs escape mobile home fire in Montgomery County

Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 7:44 AM EDT
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Blacksburg and Christiansburg fire crews responded early Tuesday to a fire in the Peppers Ferry Road area, at Massie’s Mobile Home Park, in Montgomery County.

The fire happened off of Tunnel Circle. Michael Geary, the emergency services coordinator for Montgomery County, said the call came in at 6:25 a.m. Responders found the mobile home fully engulfed, but had the fire under control in about 30 minutes.

In a Facebook post, Montgomery County Emergency Services wrote there were initial reports of someone trapped inside, but two women and two dogs were able to safely escape the home, which was deemed a total loss. They are being assisted by the Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but the residents say it started outside in front of the home. Crews remained on scene to monitor for hotspots and conduct overhaul.

Emergency services said one firefighter was injured and treated at the scene.

The flames can be seen below in this viewer-submitted video.

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