ST. GEORGE – A man was left homeless after his mobile home was destroyed in a fire Thursday night at the Hillside Palms RV and Mobile Home Park in St. George.
Bill Parsons, the owner of the mobile home, said that he was at his church making wedding arrangements when the fire broke out.
“I’m supposed to be getting married in nine days,” Parsons said. “I’ve got no place to live now.”
The fire started sometime before 5:30 p.m. when a neighbor, Dudley White, noticed smoke coming from the roof of the home. White said that he was dropping mail into the mailbox when he noticed the smoke.
“I ran over here and told my wife to call 911,” White said. “I ran back over there and started banging on his door, making sure he wasn’t in there sleeping because it was already evident. It was saturated with smoke.”
The smoke gave way to open flames just as firefighters arrived, White said.
“When we arrived on scene there was smoke coming from the top of the trailer,” St. George Fire Department Captain Rick Nelson said. “Within about 30 seconds of us being on scene (flames) broke through the roof in the back side.”
Fire crews entered the burning structure, Nelson said, and found that nobody was inside.
Nobody was injured in the blaze, Nelson said, but the damage to the home was significant.
“It was extensive,” Nelson said of the damage. “I would say it’s pretty much totaled.”
Investigators had not yet determined the cause of the fire as this report was obtained.
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