Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009
GRANITE QUARRY ó Fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home Saturday afternoon.
There were no injuries, and a woman who was asleep in the mobile home has a neighbor to thank for her safe escape.
The fire destroyed a mobile home at 220 English St., trailer No. 5. The site is off Brown Acres Road, not far from U.S. 52.
Lou Mastroberdrdino, a neighbor, saw the mobile home on fire, and ran from the front to its back, where he pounded on a door.
Inside asleep was Joanne Hawkey, who didn’t even know the trailer was ablaze. She awoke and went out the back door.
By the time Hawkey and Mastroberdrdino went back to the trailer’s front, flames were shooting from its windows.
The mobile home is rented by Hawkey’s daughter, Miranda Morgan, and Lonnie Delhont. Morgan’s month-old daughter, Katelyn Rae, also lives there.
Morgan, Delhont and Rae were not at home at the time of the fire.
Members of the Granite Quarry Fire Department were the first to arrive and quickly knocked down the flames. Still, damage was extensive.
Members of Rockwell Rural and Union fire departments also responded.
Firefighters said the blaze apparently started at an electrical outlet. Morgan and Delhont didn’t have insurance on the contents of the mobile home, which is owned by Herb Moody.