Crime & Public Safety

Burton mobile home destroyed in early morning fire Thursday

Staff reports

Fire destroyed a mobile home early Thursday in the Beaufort Mobile Home Park on Parris Island Gateway.
Fire destroyed a mobile home early Thursday in the Beaufort Mobile Home Park on Parris Island Gateway.

A mobile home was destroyed in a fire in the Beaufort Mobile Home Park on Parris Island Gateway early Thursday, according to a Burton Fire District news release.

Burton firefighters arrived about 5:30 a.m. and found a single-wide mobile home already consumed by fire, the release said.

Firefighters extinguished the fire in approximately 30 minutes. The homeowners were not home at the time and no injuries were reported, the release said. The Beaufort County Fire Scene Investigation Team is investigating.

The Burton Fire District continues preparations for Hurricane Matthew and is encouraging residents to take all warnings seriously and take appropriate actions. As winds increase to dangerous levels or roadways become obstructed by debris, responders may not be able to reach you in an emergency.

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