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Fire destroys vacant mobile home

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a vacant mobile home on Baskerville Street in Dublin Wednesday.

Dublin Fire Chief Ronnie McClure said the 6:31 p.m. blaze destroyed a back bedroom and smoked up the rest of the home, leaving it a total loss. He estimated it to be a 1960s model, with a value of around $5,000.

Based on reports from residents of the area, McClure said, it is believed the vacant facility may have been used for drug activity, such as a lab for making methamphetamine. As a result, Pulaski Fire Department was called to the scene to decontaminate firefighters “as a precaution.”

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, he added.

Firefighters from Dublin, Pulaski and Newbern fire departments responded to the scene, along with REMSI, the sheriff’s office and Pulaski County Emergency Services Coordinator Josh Tolbert. The last units left the scene around 9:05 p.m.

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