Family Displaced By Fire

A fire in Onslow County Friday night has left a family without a home.

Chief Michael Jarman with the Richlands Fire Department says around 6:45 p.m. about 25 firefighters from four departments responded to the fire at a mobile home on Beulaville Highway in Richlands.

Jarman says no one was hurt, but the home is a total loss and the Red Cross is helping the displaced family.

It took about 30 minutes to put out the fire and the cause is under investigation.


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  • by sickened Location: new bern on Feb 4, 2012 at 09:04 PM
    It honestly sickens me to hear stuff about people making fun about firefighters. They have a tough job whether you realize it or not. My ex got out of bed at 1 in the morning to go fight a fire only to get trapped inside. It's a hard job that is far from easy work of just spraying water on a fire.
  • by firefighter on Feb 4, 2012 at 01:23 PM
    It absolutely sickens me to hear of stories such as this and then to see comments posted such as that by 'imagine that'...seriously, instead of complaining about the amount of people that show up to a scene, give this a little thought - it takes more to fight a fire than grabbing a hose and running to spray water..you have to have people running the pumps, on the hose, filling air packs, going inside (if needed), setting up and running a water point for those running the tankers to carry water back to the scene, and oh yea, someone at the station on stand by...so yea, 25 people may sound like a lot, but that's a small number when you factor in all of that listed above...so next time, thank someone who crawls out of bed at 2:30 in the morning and its only 14 degrees outside, going to fight a woods fire only to protect the house you live in..yes, I have been there, done that. So don't complain about how many show up, simply say 'thank you'...we do it because we want to, not because we have to..
  • by dixie Location: jacksonville on Feb 4, 2012 at 06:16 AM
    'imagine that', you are a sick individual. Please don't call 911, if you should have a fire that needs someone with experience & equipment. Thanks to all of you that work for free and volunteer unconditionally.
  • by wants to help on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:42 PM
    Is there any way we can help? I have things/clothes/shoes that can be donated?
  • by imagine that on Feb 3, 2012 at 07:00 PM
    25 fire fighters to put out a double wide. Let me guess, 2 to actually work, 6 to stand around looking important,10 more to park on the roadway and block traffic, 5 more to get sandwiches and coffee. 2 more to show up late and "be in charge" of the scene...
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      by Shine on Feb 3, 2012 at 11:01 PM in reply to imagine that
      Well Imagine that- hope your house never has a 'fire' endeavor = or maybe you live in a cardboard box - it will not take 25 responders who burn their own gas on their own time when they could be at their kids ballgame or taking their wife or girlfriend to dinner, trying to help YOU out if YOU are in a dilema. Come and ride with me and let me show you what fire looks like and what the families that survive have to say, Don't ever put down someone who does something for ABSOLUTLY NOTHING just to help someone else.
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      by go put your head in the sand on Feb 4, 2012 at 07:12 AM in reply to imagine that
      hmmmm image that, you must be right. I'm sure you must know it all, and know how to fight a fire. There at least 2 hose crews, crews that run the pumpers, the tanker drivers and the crews that are outside making sure it doesn't spread. but of course you knew all that right?
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      by teresa on Feb 4, 2012 at 08:57 AM in reply to imagine that
      to imagine that : think about this if it was your house would you only want 2 firemen to respond supose your child was in side or a pet those 2 wouldn't be able to do anything because they are trying to control the fire so it does not jump to the next house you would need 4 to try to control fire while a few more try to rescue if need be then a few more tyo keep people away that are just being nosey then think about if you were in car driving by if those others were not there to direct traffic you would drive blind into smoke and possibly have accident causing more danger you see it may sound like alot of people but at times alot are needed never judge stuff like this unless you have been in there shoes
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