October 10, 2019
FREEPORT, Fla — Walton County Fire Rescue battles a blaze engulfing two mobile homes in Freeport Thursday afternoon.
At 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 10th, a 911 call promptly dispatched Walton County Fire Rescue and Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies to a structure fire on Delorean Drive in Freeport. First responders arrived on scene to find flames and heavy smoke coming from two mobile homes situated about twenty feet apart.
Walton County Fire Rescue quickly began extinguishing the flames with assistance from Eglin Air Force Base Fire & Emergency Services. The fire began to spread toward a wooded area nearby, but firefighters were able to keep the flames contained.
“The quick action of these men and women prevented a bad situation from becoming much worse,” says Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “With conditions being as dry as they are, this fire could have very easily spread to other homes nearby.”
Fortunately, both mobile homes were unoccupied and no one was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.