Two Killed, Four Injured In Mobile Home Fire In Stewart Co.
INDIAN MOUND, Tenn. – Two people were killed and four others were injured in a mobile home fire on Thanksgiving Day in Stewart County.
The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reported four others escaped the fire that broke out around 6 a.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of Highway 46, near the Indian Mound community. One of those, a boy believed to in his mid-to-late teens, was taken by LifeFlight to a hospital in Nashville. The other three, an adult and two juveniles, also received medical treatment, but their conditions were unknown.
A total of six people — three adults and three juveniles ranging in age from 12 to 17 — were staying at the home, according to the newspaper. No identities were released.
The juveniles were children of the family living in the residence and the man who escaped the fire was believed to be a family friend, Stewart County Fire & Rescue assistant chief Rick Joiner told the paper.
Joiner said the family had been renting the single-wide mobile home for three or four years. He told the paper the home was being heated by an electric heating unit and portable space heaters.
The fire appeared to have started in the addition to the house, which was used as a bedroom.
The state Fire Marshal's Office was called in to investigate what caused the fire.