ROCKINGHAM COUNTY -- A family is without a home after a fire destroyed their mobile home and a car parked outside.
Fire crews responded to the fire on Ruby Drive at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday. Rockingham Fire and Rescue investigators said the fire started because of an electric problem.
A mother and her 21-year-old son were home when the fire started. They smelled smoke from the kitchen.
The fire was out of control by the time fire crews arrived.
Fire fighters said basic safety measures can prevent big losses.
“From a safety standpoint, we always encourage folks to have working smoke detectors and they need to test those monthly. They need to insure that there are batteries in those detectors,” said Deputy Fire Marshal Mike Armstrong.
Neither the home nor the car had insurance.
The American Red Cross is helping the family. The Red Cross is providing financial assistance to help with meals and clothing, and will continue to follow up with the family in the days ahead.
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