Two Alexander County homes have been destroyed by fire in less than a week.
On Saturday, July 10th, Bethlehem, Wittenburg, and Ellendale Fire Departments responded around 4pm to a mobile home fire on Lail Lane in the Bethlehem Community. Deputy Fire Marshall Garrett Huffman says the single-wide mobile home structure is considered a total loss. An adult couple along with a 4-year old, and a 2-year old lived at the residence but escaped the flames. Two dogs perished in the blaze. Huffman says the fire started in the kitchen but the exact cause has not yet been determined. The American Red Cross is assisting the family.
On Wednesday, July 7th , a Wittenburg Community mobile home went up in flames. The single-wide home was located on Fox Hollow Drive. Wittenburg, Bethlehem, Taylorsville, and Ellendale Fire Departments were dispatched around 2:29 pm. The dwelling is considered a total loss and was occupied by 3 adults and a teen. They were all unharmed. The fire was the result of unattended cooking according to the County Fire Marshall’s Office. The American Red Cross is assisting the residents.