Calera firefighters were dispatched at 10:30 p.m. to the 7900 block of Leavenworth Trail after a room in a double-wide mobile home caught on fire.
Firefighters from Durant and West Bryan County fire departments were called in to assist, according to Calera Assistant Fire Chief Brian Norton, who said 22 firefighters responded.
“We made entry and contained the fire to one bedroom and a closet,” Norton said. “The rest of the house had smoke damage.”
According to Norton, the occupants escaped, and one of them went to a neighbor’s, who dialed 911. Firefighters brought the fire under control at 11:27 p.m.
State Fire Marshal Investigator John Haynie was on the scene this morning investigating the cause of the fire.
“Family members said they heard a loud pop and the power went out, and then they saw smoke and fire,” Norton said.
It has been a busy week for Calera Fire-Rescue.
“Since Saturday, we’ve had four structure fires, and Calera averages 10 to 15 per year,” Norton said.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire that burned Angus Pit Stop barbecue restaurant in Calera Sunday afternoon. That fire started in the kitchen area and quickly spread to the upstairs.
According to Norton, an electrical engineer is coming today to determine if the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction.
In other emergency calls, Bryan County EMS and the Durant Fire Department were dispatched at 12:04 p.m. Thursday to Northwest Heights Elementary School after a boy got his hand stuck in a wire fence. Firefighters freed his hand from the fence and the boy’s parents arrived to take him to the hospital for observation.