Thursday, February 26, 2009
Fire destroys house, injures two
By BARRY BURLESON
The Holly Springs Fire Department is investigating a fire/explosion that destroyed a house at 353 North West Boundary Street and resulted in two injuries.
Rodney Crane, assistant fire chief, said the emergency call came in at 2:09 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, with the first truck arriving on the scene at 2:11 p.m.
“Upon arrival, the structure was fully involved with fire and had collapsed in the center,” he said.
He said two victims, Flora Stinson and her granddaughter Nakita Stinson, had run from the house and made the 911 call, stating they were on fire while exiting.
MedStat Ambulance was also dispatched. Crane said the grandmother, who had more extensive burns, was flown by Air Wings to The Med in Memphis, while Nakita Stinson was transported via ground by MedStat.
He said Friday that both victims were stable but remained in intensive care.
Fire chief Kenny Holbrook said the cause of the fire/explosion has yet to be determined.
“We have to talk to the people who were in the house,” he said.
The fire department is being assisted in the investigation by the state fire marshal and the Marshall County fire investigator.
Holbrook said firemen “did a good job” on Tuesday of last week. He said about 2,000 gallons of water a minute were applied to the blaze minutes after arrival.
The fire department remained on the scene until 5:32 p.m.
The Holly Springs Police Department detoured traffic at West Boundary and Valley and at West Boundary and Woodward.
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