New Year's Day mobile home fire displaces 6 in Campbell County

Officials say the fire was accidental, cause remains under investigation


A Campbell County family is without a home after a fire destroyed their mobile home on Monday morning. 

The homeowner, who says his name is Arthur Desmond, can only look into what's left of his family's mobile home. Around 10 a.m., the Concord Fire Department received a call for a structure fire on Plum Branch Road in the Rustburg area.

Neighbors who live nearby shared pictures with 10 News of what the home looked like before firefighters arrived. In the photos, a huge cloud of smoke can be seen filling the air. 

“Upon arrival, we did find the mobile home, the off side and the rival side of the structure was involved and also one vehicle involved also,” Fire Chief Jeremy Edwards said.  

Edwards said six people lived in the home, including three children. 

Firefighters say one person in the home who is paralyzed was taken to the hospital as a precaution. Neighbors who saw the smoke quickly ran over to help the family because they know there was a woman in the home who uses a wheelchair. 

Everyone made it out safely. The American Red Cross was there as well and is helping the family. Desmond said he will be staying with family friends.


Six people in Campbell County are now without a home after a fire on New Year's Day. 

The call came in around 10 a.m. for a fire at a mobile home on Plum Branch Road in the Rustburg area. 

Six people, including three children, were inside when the fire started. They were all able to make it out safely. 

The home is a total loss. A vehicle nearby was also destroyed. 

Officials say the fire was accidental. The cause remains under investigation. 

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