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One person taken to hospital after fire: VIDEO INCLUDED

Local - 12/12/2013 9:18 AM

UPDATE: A Raleigh County man was taken to the hospital after his trailer caught on fire Thursday morning.

Dispatchers said it happened at a mobile home on Florida Avenue in Crab Orchard at around 8:15 a.m.  Emergency crews said the man was taken to Raleigh General Hospital to be treated for cuts and burns.  His condition was unknown. 

Ralph Shockey said he saw his neighbor outside with just a towel around him.  Shockey said he had cuts and burns from the waste up.  "He had to go out the bathroom window, that's how come he had the lacerations," he said, "he was worried about his dog, but I think the dog didn't make it."

Shockey said that the victim was the only person in the trailer at the time of the fire.

Sophia City Fire Chief Jeff Pittman said the fire's cause was under investigation.  "We're still trying to find out what happened," Pittman said, "we need, really, to talk to him to find out what happened here."

The Sophia Area, Sophia City, Coal City, and Mabscott Volunteer Fire Departments along with Jan-Care Ambulance all responded to the scene.

CRAB ORCHARD - One person was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in a fire.

Dispatchers said it happened at a mobile home at around 8:15 Thursday morning on Florida Avenue in Crab Orchard. They did not know the extent of the victim's injuries.

The Sophia Area, Sophia City, Coal City, and Mabscott Volunteer Fire Departments along with Jan Care Ambulance all responded to the scene.  

The fire's cause was unknown at the time of this posting.  Stick with Newswatch for the latest on this developing story.

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