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March 17, 2014

Woman saved after fire destroys mobile home

McALESTER — A woman and her two pets were saved Friday night after a  mobile home fire in Blue, officials say.

A near-by relative saw the flames and alerted the woman who was sleeping in the home at 337 Pyle Mountain Road in Blue, according to Blue Volunteer Firefighter Jerry Donathan.

A woman and her two pets were rescued by the relative before the fire department arrived, according to Donathan. He said a shop building on the property was saved but woman’s home was completely destroyed.

He said the fire was called in to BVFD about 6:15 p.m. and firefighters were on the scene in about five minutes.

More than a dozen Blue, Tannehill, Haywood/Arpelar volunteer firefighters along with officers from the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Dept. worked for three hours to put out the blaze, Donathan said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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