Mobile home heavily damaged in Thanksgiving day fire

A mobile home in Eastwood was heavily damaged after it caught fire on Thanksgiving Day. The male resident called 911 and reported that his home was on fire and hung up.

Emergency units were dispatched around 11:30 a.m. to the mobile home located on Esther Road near Lea Road and quickly arrived on scene to light smoke coming from the home.

Due to the location down a long, narrow driveway, an extended length of large hose was used to supply water from the road to the main fire engine on scene. 

According to officials on scene, the homeowner advised that he had put some wood into the fireplace and that things took a turn for the worst after that.

Firefighters were on scene for over an hour checking for hot spots and cleaning up.

Randolph Electric was dispatched and on scene disconnecting power from the home. Moore County Fire Marshal was on scene and is investigating the cause of the fire.

Responding to the scene were Eastwood Fire Department, Whispering Pines Fire Department, Carthage Fire Department, Pinehurst Fire Department, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Office and Moore County Public Safety.

~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Daniel Gwyn.

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