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Blaze destroys mobile home on Clays Mill Road

A quick-moving fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home located at 4196 Clays Mill Road in Halifax on Thursday around 4:30 p.m.

No one was injured in the blaze that totally consumed the single-wide mobile home, according to Halifax Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief H.C. Phillips Jr.

Betty Poole, who lived in the mobile home, was not at home at the time of the fire, Phillips added.

Halifax responded with four trucks and 10 firefighters, Triangle Volunteer Fire Department responded with two trucks and three men, and Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department responded with one truck and three men, according to the assistant chief, who estimated about 8,000 gallons of water was used to extinguish the blaze.

The damage to Poole’s home was estimated at $50,000, with the structure declared a total loss, according to Phillips, who said firefighters were inside the structure fighting the fire for only three minutes before being evacuated due to the intensity of the blaze.

Phillips said crews were on the scene for almost two and a half hours bringing the blaze under control, the cause of which is under investigation by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.