It is nice to see the system work as it should.  Dispatch notified Boyd Fire of a structure fire in their coverage area.  Boyd Fire was without an engine due to a mechanical failure and units from neighboring areas responded.  Several Boyd Fire units responded to the scene to stand by for supporting agencies that were responding.  The first unit to arrive on the scene was Chief Vaughan (Cuba Fire) and the first engine to arrive on the scene was Siloam E1 under the command of Captain Brooks.  A handline was deployed to the rear of the structure and the fire was darkened down until enough units were on scene to enter the structure and put out the hot spots.  When sufficient numbers were present crews went into the structure to pull the ceiling in the center of the mobile home and verify that the fire was out. When the structure was declared secure the homeowner had at least some belongings to collect and one bedroom remained unburned.  The hard work of all crews certainly made this possible.  It is certainly not this often that mobile homes can be checked and saved.

Boyd VFD was assisted by apparatus from the Siloam, Livingston, Emelle, and York Fire Departments.  Chief Porter from the Bluffport VFD responded to the scene to assist and Coatopa-Dug Hill, Ward, and Kinterbish Fire Departments moved up for standby to cover the territory left vacant by responding stations.  A great job by all!