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Van destroyed, home damaged in two fires

Two separate fires damaged a mobile home in Clover and destroyed a van in South Boston Wednesday, according to fire officials.

Firefighters from Clover Volunteer Fire Department were called at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday to a reported singlewide mobile home fire at 3155 Clover Road, Randolph.

When they arrived they found smoke and a small fire on the stove in the kitchen, a fire department spokesman said.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and removed smoke from the home that belongs to George and Geneva Powell, who were at home but not injured at the time of the fire.

Clover VFD responded with two trucks and six members, assisted by two trucks and eight firefighters from Triangle VFD, the spokesman said. Scottsburg and Bacon District fire departments also responded but were cancelled while they were en route to the call.

Units remained on the scene until 10:51 a.m.

Fire officials estimated damage to the mobile home at $7,500.

Earlier in the day Wednesday, South Boston Fire Department was called to a van fire, according to a fire department spokesman.

The fire department received the call at 8:28 a.m. to 1089 Ponderosa Road for a report of a van on fire, the spokesman said.

When they arrived on the scene, firefighters found the 1985 Ford van that belongs to David Compton fully involved in fire, he said.

South Boston Fire Department responded with one truck and seven firefighters. They remained on the scene until 9:20 a.m.

Fire officials estimated damage to the van to be $3,500, a total loss.