At approximately 1:16 a.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2022, Glennville Fire, Tattnall County Fire, and Smith State Prison Fire (SSPF) were dispatched to reports of a structure fire at 1962 Homer Waters Road in Glennville.
This address is at the intersection of Homer Waters Road and Center Drive, according to Fireman Kody Terrell. Shortly after being dispatched, fire personnel arrived on scene and found a mobile home with heavy smoke coming from the residence, but there was no visible fire at that time. Fire personnel also advised all units that the homeowners stated the fire was in the kitchen area of the residence.
SSPF then arrived on scene with the first two engines and deployed an attack line and entered the structure, according to Terrell. Upon entering the structure fire, personnel from SSPF found heavy fire in the open space between the mobile home ceiling and roof. The team quickly began pulling the ceiling and extinguished the fire from the interior of the home.
Once the fire was controlled on the interior, crews then moved to the roof of the mobile home where it was found the fire was burning between a tin roof that had been installed and the original shingles. A hole was cut in the roof of the home to expose the remaining fire and was extinguished by fire personnel. Once all fire was confirmed out, fire personnel stayed on scene for an extensive amount of time conducting overhaul and checking for hot spots. All fire units cleared the scene at 4:10 a.m.
There were three males and one female living at the residence at the time, and Red Cross was called into assist them due to the extensive damage and power having to be cut off from the home units. All departments responded to the scene including Tattnall EMS.