AMITE--A three-alarm mobile home fire mid-afternoon Thursday, July 5 had no apparent injuries for a family.
The smoldering black fire struck at 59527 N. Cooper Road. This is midway between East Bell Road to the north and Company Road/Myers Road to the south. It is about four miles east of the Tangipahoa River bridge on Hwy. 16.
People near the scene said a couple by the name of Darlene and Rusty, no last name available, their son Dusty and daughter-in-law and grandchild lived there.
Tangipahoa Fire District 1 Chief Bruce Cutrer and at least three of his units responded, including a pumper truck.
Firefighters poured hundreds of gallons of water on the interior of the older mobile home. Black smoke seeped from most windows. A dog lapped from a puddle.
The neighborhood is a mix of single family homes and manufactured housing, small farms, a kennel or two and small garden plots.
An hour or so earlier, the fire district units responded to a grass fire west of I-55.
Details are sketchy and will be updated on Tangilena.com as they become available.