Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Elk Creek AM Blaze Destroys Mobile Home

Elk Creek_Fire_Nov_coverMADISONVILLE, KY (11/16/12) — The Madisonville Fire Department (MFD) responded to a call this morning at approximately 8:35 AM at Elk Creek mobile home park, where a home was already engulfed in a working fire, according to MFD Assistant Chief, John Stewart.

Resident Toby Braun and his teenage son are the only two people who occupied the home.

Neither Braun nor his son was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries associated with the incident. Braun, however, suffered tragic loss of all of his and his son’s belongings.

MFD was able to extinguish the fire promptly before it spread outside the home to any land or other residences.

Stewart explained to SurfKY News that a mobile home can completely burn down within five to ten minutes.

Madisonville Police Department and Emergency Medical Center Ambulance Service also assisted on the scene.

According to a neighbor and friend, the fire was started by a candle and/or incense stick.

Braun first tried to extinguish the fire himself but was unsuccessful in the attempt.

Another neighbor called the local Red Cross chapter to assist the family with resources.

Anyone wishing to assist the family via the Red Cross may contact them at 111 South Main Street in Madisonville or call (270) 821-6784.

Elk Creek_Fire_Nov_bodyJessica Frodge
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,987.51
-61.49 (-0.36%)    
2 S&P 1,985.54
-11.91 (-0.60%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,567.60
-24.21 (-0.53%)    
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Land Between The Lakes Advisory Board to Meet Oct. 8

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (9/13/14) — The Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area Advisory Board will hold its next… Read More

New I-69 Contract Awarded in Marshall, Graves Counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/14/14) — Governor Steve Beshear announced earlier this week an award of a contract for improvements… Read More
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 12, 2014 16172

Woman's Body Found in Theater Day After…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 10, 2014 8004

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Police Capture…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
September 10, 2014 4100

Hopkins, Webster Men Arrested for Meth by…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
September 10, 2014 3908

Woman Accused of Trying to Give Child…

in Top Stories by Det. Otis Chamberlain
September 13, 2014 2967

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 10, 2014 8004

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Police Capture…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
September 10, 2014 3908

Woman Accused of Trying to Give Child…

in Top Stories by Det. Otis Chamberlain
September 13, 2014 2967

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 11, 2014 2429

Suspect Arrested for Possession of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 11, 2014 1936

Three Injured in Early Morning Two-Car…

in Top Stories by Officer Falon Graham

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 10, 2014 2095

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
September 10, 2014 1915

Randy Lanham, Marty Brown, Team Up for…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 10, 2014 1560

Owensboro Police Conduct Investigations

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
September 11, 2014 1248

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
September 11, 2014 1219

Owensboro Parks Plans Fall Day Camp

in News by Brittni Bunn

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 11, 2014 2937

Subject of Officer-Involved Shooting…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 10, 2014 2822

School System's New Finance Officer Aims…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 10, 2014 2548

School System's Request for $5.5M Falls…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 11, 2014 2193

Two Accidents Occur on U.S. 62 Within…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 11, 2014 1713

Job Corps Students Volunteer with…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06