Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A Gulfport firefighter escaped serious injury when a fireball
exploded in a burning mobile home and blew him out of the trailer, Fire
Marshal Pat Sullivan said.
The fire about 5 p.m. Tuesday was in
the 11200 block of Coleman Road off Landon Road, where a property owner
was using a mobile home to store automotive and trailer parts from
businesses he had once owned, Sullivan said.
The trailer also contained fuels, paints and solvents, and firefighters went in to put out the blaze.
inside exploded, and the firefighter would have been seriously injured
if he were not wearing full protective gear," Sullivan said. The
firefighter was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Sullivan said the Gulfport Fire Department had come to assist Harrison County and Lizana fire departments.