A woman was injured in a mobile home fire on Olin Manning Circle last Thursday, March 5.
Pierce County Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call at 2:36 p.m. and arrived on scene seven minutes later to find the mobile home 50 percent gone. The roof had collapsed.
Wendy Wilson was renting the home where she lived with her husband and two adult children.
Wilson’s daughter, Ashley, suffered second degree burns to her hands and a few burns to her face. She was injured pushing out a window to escape the blaze, says Fire Chief Santo Niño.
No one else was hurt in the fire.
According to the report, the home is a total loss with most of the damage sustained to the front of the home, including the kitchen area.
A cause for the fire has not yet been determined. There were no smoke detectors in the home to warn the Wilson family, Niño says.
Red Cross has been notified and is assisting the family.
The Wilsons were digging through the rubble of their home Friday looking for anything that might be salvageable, when they discovered a check that had not been burned.
Mrs. Wilson, on the phone with The Times when the check was found, burst into tears, thanking the Lord for his blessings.
Eighteen volunteer firefighters responded to the Olin Manning Circle fire Thursday afternoon from Hacklebarney, Southside, Walkerville and Otter Creek stations. Blackshear Fire Department assisted in controlling the fire as well.