Two rental properties – one inside Fayetteville’s city limits and another in rural Lincoln County – were destroyed in fires over the last several days.
A Pevy Lane family of eight managed to get out of their rental home before it erupted in fire early Monday morning.
According to Doug Campbell, director of Lincoln County EMA, one of the residents said they woke up to the smell of smoke they believed was coming from the laundry room in the mobile home.
Campbell said Park City, Vanntown and Flintville Fire/Rescue responded to the scene. Flintville was paged about 12:30 a.m., he said.
While the fire was extinguished, the home had extensive smoke and heat damage and one end of the structure was completely destroyed.
The Red Cross was on the scene following the fire to assist Frank Flemming and family with temporary shelter, Campbell said. The children are ages four to 15.
In the early morning hours Friday, the home at 406 Hedgemont Avenue in Fayetteville was destroyed in a fire.
Fayetteville Fire Chief Coby Moon said the call came in at approximately 1:40 a.m. Friday – “It was fully involved when we received the call,” Moon said, adding that no one was in the residence at the time of the fire.
That blaze remains under investigation, said the chief. The state fire marshal’s office was expected to have an investigator on the scene earlier this week.