Amherst Co. Fire Officials Investigating Mobile Home Fire
By Katie Brooke
Amherst Co, VA - Fire officials in Amherst County are looking into what caused a fire that destroyed a mobile home Wednesday night. Firefighters were called to the scene about midnight to Boxwood Farm Road. Amherst County's Director of Public Safety Gary Roakes says the double-wide trailer was completely engulfed by the time the first responders got to the scene. There is barely anything left of the trailer. Roakes says four people lived in the home; two adults and two children. One child is 15 and the other is four, but he says no one was home at the time of the fire. Thursday he spent some time there trying to figure out what caused it. "As you can see, due to the extensive damage of the fire, that's gonna be a tough one to pull out but that's why we are here today, trying to determine the cause of the fire," said Roakes. ABC 13 spoke with the family, they lost everything that is in the home and were too upset to go on camera. The Red Cross is assisting them at this time.
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