On July 30th at approximately 8:30 p.m., Richmond Hill Fire Department was the first on scene to extinguish a fire that started in the kitchen of a double-wide mobile home located in the Richmond Hill Mobile Home Estates neighborhood of unincorporated Bryan County.
According to the incident report, the fire started when hot cooking oil on the stove flared, igniting combustibles on a counter. One occupant attempted to extinguish the fire with a water hose, which splashed, causing 10% superficial burns to his body. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. Another occupant complained of smoke inhalation and was treated and released at the scene.
Engine 3 from the Richmond Hill Fire Department was on scene less than five minutes after the call was dispatched, more than beating NFPA standards.
The fire was contained to the kitchen area and did not spread to other areas of the home. We are unaware of the actual damages, but the report estimates $65,000 in total loss.