UPDATE: Fire Displaces Brookneal Family

Photo: Tammy Johnson Trent

Brookneal, VA - A Brookneal family has been displaced after a mobile home fire.According to the Brookneal Fire Department, the fire started around 10:30 Tuesday morning and was fully involved when crews arrived. Once on scene, it took crews about thirty minutes to put out the fire.Neighbors tell us they saw smoke coming from the home and in a matter of minutes the whole home was on fire. Firefighters did evacuate nearby residents, fortunately the fire didn't spread.The owner, Christie Elam, says she was at work when she got a call from the fire department that her mobile home burned down. She lived here with her niece and her niece's two small children.No one was home at the time of the fire.In the meantime, the family is staying with near-by relatives.Right now, both the cause and point of origin are unknown.