Mobile home fire off Fowler Avenue in Pensacola kills dog, displaces 5 people

Northwest Florida

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — A 6-month-old pitbull named Purty was killed in a mobile home fire off Fowler Avenue in Pensacola Tuesday afternoon and five people including three children are displaced.

Escambia County Fire Department Battalion Chief Daniel Brask told News 5 several fire engines responded to the fire at about 12:48 p.m. The home was nearly fully engulfed in flames.

Purty died during the fire, and two adults and three children were displaced because of the fire, Brask said.

The mobile home, located at 9741 Fowler Ave., seemed to be nearly a complete loss.

Mary Shannon left home Tuesday morning and returned in the afternoon to find it in flames.

“I was just crying,” Shannon said. “There was nothing else I could do but cry.”

Fire officials told Shannon it was an electrical fire but they don’t know yet exactly how the fire started.

“It was definitely shocking then having to break the news to my kids when they got home from school..that was the worst part,” Shannon said.

Firefighters and fire officials were on scene until about 2:45 p.m.

The family is getting temporary help from the American Red Cross.

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