Separate Fires in Meigs County Injure Three People

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WOUB Contributing Writer
Susan Tebben - Athens Messenger staff reporter

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Updated Fri, Mar 7, 2014 10:28 am

Two separate fires in Meigs County resulted in injuries in both cases.

The latest happened Thursday night and the cause of that mobile home fire that injured two men is under investigation.

It started about 9:15 p.m. at a home on Mount Olive Road in the Long Bottom area.

According to dispatchers, one of the men was flown to a hospital in Huntington, where at last word he was listed in critical condition.

Investigators say the other man was pulled out of the home by a neighbor.

His injuries are considered minor.

Firefighters say it appears the fire started in the bedroom and that the mobile home is a total loss.

No names have been released.

In a separate fire a Meigs County woman is in critical condition after a fire destroyed their mobile home on Tuesday.

Firefighters responded to a residence on Route 7 in Meigs County that was reported to be on fire.

The blaze also involved a transformer outside the home.

The occupants of the home, David and Sarah Mora, got out of the residence, but Sarah Mora was flown by medical helicopter to Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia.

As of noon on Thursday, she was listed in critical condition, according to Capt. Mike Hupp, of the Chester Volunteer Fire Department.

Hupp, who said he had spoken to family members Thursday, could not give detail on her injuries.

The road was closed for “a short period of time” in order to allow the helicopter to fly Mora away from the scene, Hupp said.

David Mora was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation, but no other injuries were reported.

The mobile home was a total loss, Hupp said. Damage estimates were not yet available, but Hupp said the investigation into the fire was ongoing.

The cause of the fire is undetermined as of Thursday, Hupp said.

Fire crews were on scene for almost three hours.

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