Residents Evacuated As Fire Causes Assisted Living Facility Damage (With Photo Gallery)

February 10, 2018

A fire allegedly started intentionally by a resident led to damage and the evacuation of an assisted living facility late Saturday morning.

The resident allegedly set fire to a mattress in his room at the Enon Country Manor on Enon School Road. about eight miles southeast of Walnut Hill. There were 22 residents and two staff members evacuated outside into a cool rain without injury. They were eventually moved out of the weather into vans and other vehicles.

Responding firefighters were able to contain the fire to the resident’s room, but an additional portion of the building suffered smoke damage. It was not immediately known when the residents would moved back into the facility.

The fire is under investigation by the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

The residents were moved back into the facility in the late afternoon.

For a photo gallery, click here.

According to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, the Enon County Manor is licensed for up to 25 residents.

Pictured top and inset: Residents of the Enon Country Manor outside in a cool rain watching firefighters work after a resident allegedly set a fire Saturday morning. Pictured below: The fire reportedly started on a mattress. Melted blinds and a busted, smoked window can be seen in the bottom photograph. photos, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Residents Evacuated As Fire Causes Assisted Living Facility Damage (With Photo Gallery)”

  1. Teri Palmer on February 10th, 2018 11:22 pm

    Great job getting everyone out! Thanks Tamron and Tom for a great job well done and the other employee that was there.

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