TEXARKANA — An apparent kitchen stove related fire destroyed a mobile home just before 4:30 p.m., Saturday in the 1500 block of George Thomas Road.
Both Liberty Eylau and Redwater Volunteer Fire Department firefighters battled the blaze for about three hours to get it under control, a Liberty Eylau VFD spokesman said Monday evening.
Liberty Eylau Volunteer Fire Chief Mandy Freeman said earlier Monday that the mobile home was fully engulfed with flames when fire units from both departments arrived. She said the residents did manage to get out safely.
Bowie County Fire Marshal Scotty Taylor said Monday evening the fire appeared to have been caused by the kitchen stove.
Earlier Saturday, Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department units responded to a fire reported in the 1800 block of North Rondo Road, shortly before 5:50 a.m. Arkansas-side Fire Marshall Jim Wall said the residents had the small fire under control and out before city units arrived.
—From Staff Reports