Quick response from fire crews saves Robbins home

A home in Robbins was saved thanks to the quick arrival of fire crews.

Firefighters were dispatched to the 400 block of Lakey Siding Road around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday. According to radio traffic, first arriving units reported a working house fire around 11:25 a.m. 

Town manager Clint Mack was on the scene. “If it wasn’t for their quick response, the whole house could have gone up,” said Mack. 

Crews were not only battling a fire they couldn’t see but were fighting against the heat as well. The outside temperature was close to 90 degrees, with an even higher heat index. 

The fire was in the home’s walls, built in the early 1900s. Fire crews from Robbins, Westmoore, High Falls, and Carthage had to remove several layers of wood siding in multiple areas to extinguish the fire. One Robbins firefighter was spraying water under the crawl space. 

The significant damage was located on the front of the home, where the siding had to be removed. That room also suffered water damage.

The Moore County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.  

Although the fire did not cause any direct injuries, a firefighter was taken to the hospital afterward for heat exhaustion. 

Sandhills_Sentinel~Article, photo, and videos by Sandhills Sentinel reporter Curtis Self.

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