Early-morning fire ravages Waldoboro mobile home; couple and cat not hurt

By Bane Okholm | Nov 02, 2012
Photo by: Bane Okholm Tina Hatch of Waldoboro holds her cat Jayden in the wake of the fire that destroyed Hatch's trailer Nov. 2.

Waldoboro — Emergency workers from Waldoboro, Friendship, and Warren responded to a fire in the Skyview Ridge Mobile Home Community the morning of Friday, Nov. 2.

Tina Hatch and Dan Parlin were staying elsewhere with friend Angel Grass, also of Waldoboro, when a blaze began underneath one end of their mobile home at approximately 6:30 a.m. According to Waldoboro Fire Chief Paul Smeltzer, the fire quickly spread upward and engulfed the trailer in under two minutes.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

Hatch's 1-year-old cat Jayden was in the trailer at the time, but was rescued by firefighters. Jayden was administered oxygen by emergency workers at the scene and released.

The mobile home was almost entirely empty at the time of the incident, as Hatch and Parlin had intended to move the dwelling to East Ridge Mobile Home Park at 8 a.m. on Nov. 2. The couple's furniture was stored at a neighbors at the time of the incident, but clothing and bedding still in the mobile home at the time were destroyed.

"Thank God they weren't staying here," said Grass.

Courier Publications reporter Bane Okholm can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or by email at bokholm@courierpublicationsllc.com.

(Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Firefighters examine damage to the rear side of the fire-damaged trailer Nov. 2. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
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