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Brevard Co. couple escapes fire

Firefighters: Lack of fire hydrants made battle tougher

COCOA, Fla. – A Brevard County couple was able to get out of their mobile home before a fire engulfed it and destroyed it early Tuesday morning.

According to Brevard County Fire-Rescue, firefighters received the call about a mobile home fire on Dyson Avenue in Cocoa just before 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday. The first crews to arrive found a double-wide mobile home engulfed in flames. Firefighters say the couple who lived at the home had just escaped and they were unharmed.

Firefighters say battling the fire was difficult because there were no fire hydrants in the area. Instead, firefighters set up one "attack" engine near the mobile home and used several "supply" engines to provide water.

"While firefighters are well-trained on this type of operation, it took coordination and good communication skills," said Lt. Jeffrey Taylor, public information officer for BCFR.

Fire inspectors are working to determine the cause of the early morning fire. The Red Cross is helping the couple who lived inside the home because according to firefighters, "the home is a total loss."