Local Relief Efforts Underway
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Multiple fire departments responded to a structure fire that claimed most of a residence last night in Wingfield.
The Wingfield, Chalybeate, and Brownsville Fire Departments responded to the 5000 block of Wingfield Church Road where according to radio traffic, one end of a mobile home was engulfed in flames.
According to Wingfield Fire Chief Brandon Graham, the family was at a neighbor's house when they heard a loud pop from their home, which is apparently when the fire began. Attempts to put out the fire were unsuccessful and the fire departments were called, according to witness reports.
Firefighters were able to knock down the flames and save the structure but extensive smoke and water damage will likely deem this residence a total loss, according to emergency personnel.
Also responding in addition to the fire departments were the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Edmonson EMS, Edmonson Emergency Management, and WRECC.
The family of four were unharmed, which included two toddler girls, firefighters said. Local relief efforts are underway to help the family with immediate needs.
Anyone interested in helping with relief efforts can contact Chief Brandon Graham at 270-246-2514.