Fouke mobile home destroyed in fire; injury reported
FOUKE, Ark. (KSLA) - A Miller County man remains in a Shreveport hospital following an early morning blaze.
Crews on the scene say the call came in at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 28 to a home on Alford Street.
Terrance Weever, a firefighter, said the mobile home was fully involved, with flames shooting out from wherever they could.
“We got out and started putting water on the fire,” Weever said. “Battling with the heat has been pretty tough.”
Weever added extinguishing the flames was challenging for the smaller crew as well.
The injured man was identified as Walker Ogden.
Fire investigators say Ogden was trapped inside the mobile home and made his way out by jumping through a window. Neighbors were able to move him to safety.
One of Ogden’s neighbors, Keaton Crow, described the scene:
“I got here, I saw the trailer on fire and his truck started to catch on fire. There was one guy out here and he was hollering for help,” he said. “I just jumped out of my truck. I got him, and we picked him up and loaded him in the back of my truck. When I did, I pulled him in my driveway here, away from the fire.”
Several volunteer fire departments in Miller County answered the alarm this morning. Now, it’s up to the fire marshal to try and determine the cause of this blaze.
No word on the man’s condition.
This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.
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