Fire Chief Saves Man’s Life Following Mobile Home Fire

September 26, 2015

A local fire chief is being credited with saving a Century man’s life following a mobile home fire Friday night.

Walnut Hill District Chief Chris Brown was the first to arrive at a reported mobile home fire on Jack Smith Road, just off Highway 168  about six miles west of Century.  The fire was mostly out, but smoke was still pouring out of the mobile home. Brown entered the mobile home, found the man down in a hallway and pulled him outside to safety.

The 57-year old man was airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola suffering from smoke inhalation. An update on his condition was not available.

The fire had reportedly started in the kitchen of the mobile home about 7:30 p.m., and the man had exited the home but gone back inside with a water hose to fight the blaze.

The Walnut Hill, Century and McDavid Stations of Escambia Fire Rescue responded to the incident. photos, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Fire Chief Saves Man’s Life Following Mobile Home Fire”

  1. Larry Walker on October 1st, 2015 5:22 pm

    Chris will be a North End leader and community servant for many years to come, God willing.

  2. shelley presley on October 1st, 2015 9:57 am

    Great Job chief , thanks for all u do and have done, especially for me, you are a true hero, happy to say you are my brother but most of all my hero! Love ya Chris!!

  3. Jennifer Long on October 1st, 2015 9:14 am

    Way to go Chris Brown!!! You are awesome!! :)

  4. Cynthia Wilson on September 30th, 2015 9:52 am

    Chris and Sandy have been a blessing to us so many times…Great job , Chris!

  5. Molino man on September 28th, 2015 8:08 am

    Great job, Chief!

  6. Chad on September 27th, 2015 12:11 pm

    Way to go Chief !!!

  7. J. Fontaine on September 26th, 2015 7:34 pm

    Great job Chief!

  8. Puddin on September 26th, 2015 12:25 pm

    Great job Chief!

  9. Chuck Ward on September 26th, 2015 10:22 am

    Great job Chief! I miss you guys in the North End!

  10. JSCS on September 26th, 2015 10:06 am

    Thank you, Lord for the Walnut Hill Fire Dept and Chris.

    Fire Depts. risk their lives all the time and receive too little praise. Thanks to all.

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