Fire claims Sumter Co. mobile home -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Fire claims Sumter Co. mobile home

Alfred Lewis Alfred Lewis

Sumter County firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire the sparked inside a mobile home late last week.

The fire started in the home at 491 Tallent Store Road around 7:00AM last Thursday.

Firefighters responded to the home within five minutes and have the fire under control in 10 minutes, but the home sustained between$20,000 and $30,000 worth of damage.  

"We really couldn't see a lot of fire but we saw a lot of smoke. The guys did an excellent job by extinguishing it quickly and we also did a ventilation operation also," said Battalion Chief Alfred Lewis of the Sumter Co. Fire Department.      

The two residents were able to get out safely. Crews also rescued three dogs from the fire.

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