Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mobile Home Catches Fire In Mims

MIMS, Florida -- Brevard County Fire Rescue firefighters were dispatched at 8:02 p.m. for a reported structure fire at the 3000 block of Irwin Avenue in Mims, Florida. 

BCFR spokesperson Lt. Jeffrey Taylor said in an email that Engine 22 arrived at 8:09 p.m. and found a single-wide mobile home with flames showing from the front side of the home.  Crews stretched hand lines to the interior of the home, performed a search of the structure, and found it to be vacant.  With no life safety issues found, firefighters moved to the exterior of the mobile home and achieved a quick knockdown on the main body of fire.  

With the bulk of the fire extinguished, firefighters reentered the home to search for fire extension and complete overhaul. 

A downed power line at one corner of the home created a safety hazard for firefighters working on the scene but electricity was quickly disconnected by Florida Power & Light employees who were dispatched to the incident.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.  State and local fire investigators have been requested at the scene and are currently en route.  No injuries were reported.