By Chris Berendt, Sampson Independent:
A local firefighter is recovering from his injuries after sustaining burns as he attempted to suppress flames within a home in Clinton earlier this week.
The Clinton Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 3:08 p.m. Monday at 251 Wheat Lane, Clinton. Assistance was provided by departments in Taylors Bridge, Halls, Piney Grove and Turkey, as well as Sampson County EMS personnel.
“Crews arrived to find a double wide mobile home involved with heavy fire and smoke showing,” Clinton Fire Chief Stephen Lovette stated. “Crews began suppression activities and, when conditions allowed, began an initial life safety search.”
There was no one found inside the house during the primary and secondary searches. The home’s residents reportedly included Miriam Thelma Flores and Manuel Acosta.
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