Two adults escaped and no one was injured in a Saturday morning fire in a large single-wide mobile home in Marlow, authorities said.
Two adults were in the home when the fire was reported at about 9:40 a.m. Saturday at 238 Farmers Hollow Road, but they escaped before firefighters arrived, said Stephanie Fox, assistant chief of the Marlow Volunteer Fire Department.
A man who lives there said a wall behind a wood-burning stove was on fire when he woke up, and he helped his mother out of the home, Fox said.
But neither was injured, and no one was taken to the hospital, Fox said.
The home is reported to be destroyed, and the Red Cross provided aid to the residents.
The home was completely on fire when fire units arrived, Fox said. The heavy column of smoke from the fire was visible from Oak Ridge shortly after the fire was reported.
Water was hauled from Jessica Lane by a Marlow Fire Department tanker assisted by a Claxton Fire Department tanker, which responded on a mutual aid request.
Firefighters, who were able to save a nearby recreational vehicle, were on the scene about two hours.
The Anderson County Emergency Medical Services and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department also responded.
Farmers Hollow Road is north of State Route 61, near Gibbs Ferry Park between Oak Ridge and Clinton.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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