Flames engulfed a mobile home and camper in Marion on Friday morning.

At approximately 10:33 a.m. Friday morning, fire and emergency units responded to 205 Tice Drive in the Sugar Hill area after receiving reports of a structure fire in progress.

Upon arrival, units discovered a single-wide mobile home – owned by Tice Randolph of Marion – with a camper extension fully involved in flames producing heavy smoke.

Louis Rhom, one of the residents to the home, had been away from the property before the blaze had started and said the fire had likely originated from the camper.

“The only thing I know they’re saying now is a space heater in that camper caught on fire, and that’s how it started,” said Rhom. “I’d just left and went to the Credit Union and came straight back, and in the space of 45 minutes, this happened.”

According to McDowell Fire Marshal Craig Walker, further details into the cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation.

Rhom also said five pets – two dogs and three cats – had made it safely out of the burning structure.

No injuries were reported during the fire, according to Walker.

Sugar Hill-Montford Cove, Glenwood, Marion and Old Fort Fire Departments, McDowell EMS, McDowell Rescue Squad and the McDowell Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the incident.

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