Fire Destroys Century Mobile Home; First ‘Red Bulb’ In Fire Safety Campaign

December 8, 2018

Fire destroyed a mobile home early Saturday morning in Century, the first red bulb in Escambia County’s Keep The Wreath Green fire safety campaign.

The occupant of the mobile home in the 9400 block of Ivey Street were able to escape without injuries.

The fire displaced one adult who is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire, which was reported about 5:45 a.m., is under investigation by the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office. The mobile home is located directly behind the Dollar General.

The Century, McDavid and Walnut Hill stations of Escambia Fire Rescue, Flomaton Fire Department, Jay Fire Department and the Atmore Fire Department were dispatched to the fire, along with Escambia County EMS and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Fore more photos, click here.

During the month-long Keep the Wreath Green campaign, five-foot wreaths are on display at 18 county fire stations and five city fire stations, with wreaths were placed outside Escambia County’s Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building downtown, the Escambia County Public Safety Building, Pensacola City Hall and Cordova Mall near the food court entrance. Each time firefighters respond to a residential fire with damage, a green light bulb is replaced with a red one to remind citizens of the dangers posed by fires in residential home. and reader submitted photos, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “Fire Destroys Century Mobile Home; First ‘Red Bulb’ In Fire Safety Campaign”

  1. Doris A Jackson on December 8th, 2018 11:52 pm

    Please post if she needs any clothes and the size.

  2. Michelle Knowles Dixon on December 8th, 2018 3:52 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. Mrs. Chiquita is a good woman. Bless her heart. Prayers and Love.

  3. Carl & Sylvia on December 8th, 2018 1:32 pm

    We are so thankful Mrs. Chiquita got out safely.

  4. Gayle Mathis Aldridge on December 8th, 2018 10:37 am

    My aunt Chiquita ask to thank you to all the fire departments and EMT and others that helped out ! She lost everything.! Thank you Red Cross they came right on up to help.. you can find me on Facebook if you need to contact us!
    Thank you so much everyone!

  5. TJ on December 8th, 2018 9:52 am

    Glad Mrs. Mathis was able to get out safely. She is going to need help!

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