VIDEO: Family of six displaced by fire

Published 11:27 am Wednesday, August 22, 2018

By Eric Williams

The Orange Leader

A family of six is homeless after their home burned on Saturday. The Marks family lost everything but the clothing on their backs after a massive fire swept through their home.
Saturday around 12:15 p.m., Orange County ESD 4 responded to a structure fire at the 8200 block of Quail Trail Road in the McLewis area.
According to Chief M. Manshack, upon arrival on scene he found the rear of the structure fully engulfed in flames and heavy smoke coming from the structure. The homeowner was in the front yard and stated every one was out of the house.
Fire fighters immediately arrived on scene and began attacking the blaze.
According to a family member on the scene, the Marks family has been through a tough time over the last year after flooding from Harvey damaged the home.

The homeowner was out back at the pond and while returning home and heard the smoke alarms going off. As he entered the residence he was hit with a big pile of black smoke.
The home was empty at the time of the fire and no major injuries were reported. Red Cross was responded to the scene to place the displaced family of six and their three pets.
One fire fighter and a by stander on scene had to be treated for heat exhalation from the blaze.
Orange County ESD 1, ESD 2, ESD 3, and Pinehurst Fire Departments along with Acadian Ambulance Service assisted Orange County ESD 4 on scene.
The home appears to be a total lost.