First responders save mobile home park

Posted 11/29/21

First responders were hailed as heroes on Friday after putting out a fire in River Bend Mobile Home Park.

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First responders save mobile home park

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OKEECHOBEE — First responders were hailed as heroes on Friday after putting out a fire in River Bend Mobile Home Park off U.S. 441 South.

Okeechobee County Fire Rescue responded to the call at approximately 9 a.m. after dispatch received a call regarding smoke.

When firefighters arrived, they found a single-wide mobile home with smoke coming from underneath and through the front door. Neighbors had worked together to move boats, cars and anything else they could away from the fire.

According to the OCFR report, it was determined the fire started in the air conditioner unit and then damaged the skirting of the mobile home. The fire was completely extinguished with no damage inside the home or to surrounding structures.

One neighbor took to Facebook later that day writing, “Wanted to send out a big thank you to the Okeechobee County Fire Department and the police department. Your quick response saved a mobile home park. God bless our emergency responders.”

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