Firefighters struggle to extinguish flames

By: Marcus Conroy Email
By: Marcus Conroy Email

A late night fire destroys a trailer in Floyd County.

However, it was a struggle for firefighters, who had to extinguish the flames three different times in 15 hours.

Firefighters say they first responded to the trailer fire after midnight on Monday.

When Allen Volunteer Fire Department Captain Billy Jarvis arrived on the scene, he said the trailer was already engulfed in flames.

After three hours, the fire was out and firefighters went home.

But at 10:00 Monday morning, it rekindled. Volunteers sprayed another thousand gallons of water to put it out.

"We left. Got paged about an hour or so ago, and it rekindled again," said Jarvis.

He says the trailer's tin roof was the reason the flames were so stubborn.

"The tin roof when it collapses, all the debris is under it and you can't get under it just try your best to put water on it," said Jarvis.

Captain Jarvis says it is even more difficult to fight the fire when the heat and humidity is unbearable.

About 3:15, the hoses were turned off. He hopes the fire is out for good this time.

Officials say the fire should not put any other homes in danger.

Captain Jarvis says they have not been able to determine the cause of the fire.

No one was home when the fire broke out, and he says he cannot get in touch with the homeowner.


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