Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fires Leave Families Homeless

Two fires in the county over the past week left two families homeless, Muldrow Fire Chief Allen Faulkner reported.

A single mother and her seven-year-old son lost their rented mobile home in Muldrow at about 5 a.m. Monday. No one was injured in the blaze, Faulkner said. The mother and child were put in touch with the American Red Cross for assistance.

The fire was contained in a back bathroom, and the rest of the home suffered smoke damage, Faulkner said. The cause of the fire is undetermined he said.

Muldrow firefighters were on the scene about 45 minutes, Faulkner said, and were able to contain the fire quickly because a fire hydrant was located at the front of the mobile home.

Muldrow firefighters also assisted Central Volunteer Fire Department on another fire before Thanksgiving when a family lost everything.

Faulkner said, “I believe they were burning trash and some of it blew up under the house.”

The home was located south of U.S. Highway 64 and east of Sallisaw.

Because of the windy and dry conditions, Sequoyah County Commissioners issued a ban against outdoor burning on Wednesday. They will review the ban at their regular meeting on Monday morning.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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