Fire destroys home in Washington County


UPDATE 7/22/19: Wagarville Volunteer Fire Chief Eric Sullivan contacted News 5 with additional information about this fire. He said the family that lived in this home had already moved out but a lot was destroyed. Sullivan said one firefighter was stung by a yellow jacket.

Sullivan said they appreciate the help from McIntosh and Leroy firefighters. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

UPDATE 7:15 AM: An official with the McIntosh Volunteer Fire Department adds that no one was hurt and no one was home when the fire happened. It’s not clear what may have caused the fire and thankfully no one was stung by yellow jackets.

ORIGINAL STORY: MCINTOSH, Ala. (WKRG) — Fire destroys a mobile home in Washington County. Images were posted by the McIntosh Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page. The post says firefighters were called out to a blaze on Cortelyou Road at 6 PM along with crews from the Leroy and Wagarville Volunteer Fire Departments.

The single wide mobile home appears to be a total loss. The post offers prayers for the family but doesn’t say how many people may have been displaced. It also says firefighters discovered a large yellow jacket nest under the home while trying to get the fire under control.

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