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Fire displaces family


David Miller


OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- A family of four was displaced from their home Friday after a mid-morning fire gutted their kitchen.  


Adaton and Maben volunteer firefighters responded to the fire at 1945 Polly Bell Road in the Adaton community at 10:30 a.m. Firefighters found the kitchen of the mobile home engulfed by flames but quickly extinguished the fire, said Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan.  


The fire originated from the stove, the second such fire in the county in a week. The home isn't habitable until repairs are made, Rosenhan said.  


The family is being assisted with personal items and lodging by the Oktibbeha-Starkville Emergency Response Volunteer Service. 


Heat and smoke damaged other parts of the trailer. 


Rosenhan said kitchen fires are more common in trailers are more common than tradition homes. 


"It's just the way they're built," Rosenhan said. "There's not as much Sheetrock, a lot more wood paneling. And the way the framing is set, it just catches fire much quicker." 




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