Mobile home burns this morning

By Randy Bruce

January 3, 2014

A mobile home burned this morning near Durant, according to the Durant Fire Department.

Firefighters responded at approximately 7:55 to a residence on Paddock Loop on Sawmill Road.

Deputy Fire Chief Marc Hall said the residence was showing heavy smoke and flames when firefighters arrived.

“All occupants were out when we arrived and we did a quick knock down of the fire,” Hall said.The elderly couple who lived in the home was helped out by their son who lived in a trailer behind the home.

The fire department said the home is a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation but is suspected to be electrical. The state fire marshal is being contacted to investigate.