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January 29, 2014

Two Corbin fires damage two homes

Firefighters called out to West 5th Street, Gerry’s Trailer Park

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer

Two Corbin homes were damaged by fires that occurred within five hours of each other Monday.

The first one happened before 7 p.m. at a house at 308 West 5th Street, while the second fire occurred after 11 p.m. at a mobile home in Gerry’s Trailer Park at 1209 Cumberland Falls Highway.

The causes to both fires haven’t been determined. Both fires are under investigation according to Corbin Fire Department officials.

No injuries were reported at either fire.

Firefighters got the alarm for the fire at the one-story frame house on West 5th Street at 6:55 p.m. They arrived at the scene almost four minutes later.

The fire department reported the home was owned by Benjamin Hale, of Corbin.

Firefighters responded to the structure fire with smoke showing. When they arrived, they found a small fire in the bedroom. A total of eight firefighters using two pieces of apparatus extinguished the fire, with the damage confined to the bedroom The house was then ventilated and overhaul work was done. The last firefighting unit was cleared from the scene at 8:28 p.m.

Losses were estimated at $5,000 on the property and $500 on the contents. The pre-incident value was estimated at $50,000 on the property and $5,000 on the contents.

The alarm for the fire at the mobile home at Gerry’s Trailer Park came Monday evening at 11:24 p.m. They arrived at the scene less than three minutes later.

Fire department records listed Norma Parks, of Corbin, as the owner of the trailer, with Marcos Dominguez, also of Corbin, living in it.

After responding to the scene, firefighters arrived finding a dryer on fire. A total of six firefighters using two pieces of apparatus extinguished the fire, with damage confined to the room where the dryer was in. The trailer was then ventilated, with the last firefighting unit cleared from the scene at 12:07 a.m. Tuesday.

Losses were estimated at $500 on the property and $200 on the contents. The pre-incident value was estimated at $30,000 on the property and $5,000 on the contents.

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