Mobile Home Fire was Accidental

by Jacqueline Sit

NewsWest 9

"The whole mobile home just went cheeeew, it was devastating, just devastating," Margarett Brown, a neighbor who called 911, said.

A devastating sight Margarett Brown is still coping with when her neighbor's mobile home was engulfed in flames.  Orange flames and billowing smoke spread throughout the sky.

"I heard the crackling and went out and the whole front of the house was one fire, including the trees and the porch," Brown said.

The surrounding weeds fueled this fast moving fire, devouring everything in its path.

"I was praying that they get over here, because there's a lot of brush over there.  I was praying that they get here before the fire got his house, my house, and the other houses caught on fire," Brown said.

Neighbors scrambled to help.

"I heard a gentleman screaming in there, screaming for help.  I was scared that somebody was in there," Brown said.

But the people who were at home at the time got out safely.  Margarett says she was once a fire victim herself, and seeing her neighbors home reduced to rubble.

"I really knew what they were going through, it was really scary, really scary," Brown said.

The aftermath: charred pieces of furniture and wooden beams that once hold this home together.

"It's gone, it's gone now, just thank God that everybody got out," Brown said.

NewsWest 9 spoke with Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter earlier today, and the investigation is now closed. They are calling it an accidental fire, and there won't be any charges for the woman who they believed started it.