Firemen Fight Fire Outside Timpson Early Saturday

January 3, 2015 - Firemen responded to a house fire during Saturday morning's thunderstorm at 1629 CR 4084 in Timpson, Texas.

The Timpson Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) was dispatched to the residential fire at 3:06am on January 3, 2015. Upon arrival on scene, the home, a single wide trailer belonging to John Mahan, had flames and smoke coming out of the windows. After locating the owner safely outside along with his family, the meter was pulled and Timpson firemen attacked the fire using two lines off of tanker trucks to get it under control.

The Center Fire Department was also dispatched to the scene to assist Timpson VFD. Both fire departments managed to get the fire out; however, the fire ravaged the home and its contents and was a total loss for the family.

The Timpson VFD responded with 4 trucks and 9 members. They were back at the station at 5:47am. The Center FD responded with a tanker truck and 6 members. Also, responding to the scene was the Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service.

The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the family with clothing and shelter.