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Quick response from Crocker firefighters saves home Tuesday
Quick response from Crocker firefighters saves home Tuesday

Crocker firefighters saved this mobile home Tuesday morning, confining fire damage to one room and its contents.
CROCKER, Mo. (June 10, 2009) — Quick reaction time by Crocker firefighters saved most of a mobile home Tuesday morning, according to Fire Capt. Robert Ishmael.

Ishmael said six firefighters and an engine arrived within three and a half minutes of the report of a blaze at 622 North Commercial Street, which is Highway 17 within the city limits across from Crocker High School.

“Upon arrival, we had light smoke showing from the street,” Ishmael said. “We confined (the fire) to a single room and contents.”

The residents, Dana Boyles and her two children, were not home at the time the fire broke out. Ishmael said her grandmother rushed over to the house and was able to save pets inside the home; no one was injured in the blaze.

While there is smoke damage throughout the home, there’s no visible fire damage on the outside and most of the contents of the home will be salvageable.

“I’m just happy she didn’t lose everything,” Ishmael said.

The blaze broke out about 11:30 a.m. and while three Tri-County firefighters responded from Richland with an engine, the fire was already under control before they arrived. Ishmael said he asked the Tri-County personnel to stand by at the city’s fire hydrant in case they were needed.

The cause of the fire appears to be an electric fan that was left on after the residents left, Ishmael said.

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