by: Greg Pyron
Western Taney County firefighters were called to a structure fire early Wednesday on Misty Mountain Road in Walnut Shade. A 5th wheel RV being used as a residence had flames through the roof when the first units arrived. The fire apparently started around the RV’s refrigerator. It was quickly extinguished. The resident got out safely. There were no injuries.
The complete post from WTCFPD Facebook Page is below:
At 4:20 am today our northern stations along with R17 were paged to a structure fire at 371 Misty Mtn Rd in Walnut Shade. While responding dispatch told us that it was a mobile home and that everyone was out. Chief 1 and E92 arrived first finding some flames coming from the roof of a 5th wheel camper that is being used as a primary residence. E92 used one hand line and quickly extinguished the main fire. E73 and E23’s personell assisted to overhaul the fire area and remove a refrigerator. T75 provided additional water since this is in a non hydrant area, which we did not need. The fire was contained to the area of the refrigerator with smoke damage throughout. The trailer did not have working smoke alarms and the resident got awoken by a load popp and his dogs barking. Taney County Ambulance was on standby, although there were no injuries. All units cleared the scene at 6 am.This resident got very lucky that he woke up by the popp and his dogs. It’s much safer to rely on a working smoke alarm!!