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Fire burns Roberdel mobile home

Courtesy: Amy Matlock
A fire burned the bedroom of a mobile home in Roberdel early Sunday morning.

ROCKINGHAM — A man and his dog escaped a late-night fire without injury over the weekend.

When crews from Northside Fire Department arrived at the single-wide mobile home on Back Street in Roberdel, Chief Ed Causey said flames and smoke were coming through the roof.

The call came in just after midnight early Sunday morning.

Causey said it appears the fire appeared to have come from outside from something left burning and went up the corner and into the roof of the master bedroom, which was being remodeled.

The fire was contained to that bedroom, although Causey said crews had to put holes in the roof of the living room to make sure it hadn’t spread. There was minor smoke damage throughout the home, he added.

The blaze was contained within about 20 minutes and crews returned to the station two hours and one minute after leaving, Causey said.

The Ellerbe Fire Department responded as mutual aid, sending a tanker and three firefighters.

Causey said the man told them he was going to stay with his grandmother who lived nearby.

The chief said he doesn’t think the fire was intentionally set.


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