Blaze Leaves Cocoa Mobile Home ‘Total Loss’
By Space Coast Daily // May 1, 2012
Early morning fire
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Brevard County Fire Rescue crews were called out to a structural fire at 6726 Dyson Avenue in West Cocoa overnight.
Firefighters arrived at the scene and found a double-wide mobile home fully involved in fire.
Fortunately, the couple who lived at the home were both able to escape the structure uninjured. Names and ages of the residents were not provided.
A small detached shed near the mobile home also suffered heat and fire damage.
Officials say limited access to the property and an insufficient water supply in the area were issues in combating the blaze.
The home is situated on a narrow, dirt road. With no fire hydrants available in the area, firefighters positioned a primary “attack” engine, then rotated “supply” engines to the scene to provide water.
These supply engines acted as mobile fire hydrants. While firefighters are well-trained on this type of operation, it took coordination and communication skills to rotate the apparatus in the limited space available.
Fire inspectors have been called to the scene to determine what may have caused the fire and the Red Cross was contacted to provide assistance for the residents.
Officials say that the home is a total loss and were working to find out if the home was insured.
Firefighters from Cocoa Fire Department also assisted at the scene.