CARTER COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) – A recently built mobile home in Gene Autry is being called a total loss after it was engulfed in flames and caused a family to go back to the drawing board.
A newly built mobile home is destroyed on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 in Gene Autry, Okla.
The family is declining to comment, but a family member said the plans were to temporarily live in the mobile home and construct a new house on the property.
Colton Emanis, a neighbor on the same street of Happy Trail and Tumbleweed roads said the mobile home was built earlier this week.
“I didn’t expect it to catch on fire. They just put it there not even a week ago and I think they’ve been doing work on it, but I’m really surprised to see it on fire.”
Emanis is one of the few who saw the flames and the pile of smoke fill the sky around 11 a.m.
Ardmore Air Park Fire Department arrived on the scene just before 11 a.m. with Springer and Gene Autry Volunteer Departments also on the call.
Gene Autry Assistant Fire Chief Paul Tucker said no was in the home during the fire.
“We’re not sure what exactly started the fire, but there was no electric or anything connected to the home as of yet,” Tucker said.
Tucker said there’s no damage was done outside of the property line and there’s no reason to believe arson is involved.