A mobile home burst into flames Wednesday night leaving a man and two pets trapped inside. It happened around 8 p.m. in Callaway Heights on Greenwood Way and Chestnut Way.
Johny Adkison woke up wednesday night to a strange sound. He says he heard popping and cacking noises. He then smelt smoke in the air. “I got up to see what was going on and the kitchen was on fire,” said Adkison.
Adkison said he only had a few minutes inside before the mobile home fully engulfed in flames.”I just had time to grab my phone and run out the door and call 911 and that was it,” said Adkison. Once he made it out, he realized his 65-year-old brother and two dogs were still inside.
Family member Matthew Tucker lives next door and saw the home on fire. “I wouldn’t have thought this would happen to my family,” said Tucker. He ran to the property hoping to help and he remembers each step along the way. “I run to the bedroom window and i bust the window out, I didn’t think, I just acted, I went as far as the fire would let me go,” said Tucker.
He was unable to pull his uncle out of the home and jumped back out of the window. When officers arrived, he was sent to the hospital where he was treated and released. “I got burnt up i got second degree burns all over me, I burnt my head,” said Tucker.
His uncle was found dead inside the home. The Fire Marshall and Bay County Sheriff’s Office are both still investigating what caused the fire.