‘Keith Jenkins saved us’

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — An alert passerby prevented what might have been a much worse situation early Monday afternoon by seeing and reporting wisps of smoke from a two-story home west of Rockingham.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

While firefighters from Cordova, East Rockingham, Rockingham and Lilesville responded to the home, located in the 100 block of Old Charlotte Highway west of Rockingham, family members credited a quick-thinking and fast-acting individual for keeping everyone, and the home, safe.

“Keith Jenkins saved us,” said one woman.

There were several family members home at the time the attic fire was reported at about 12:23 p.m., including twin 4-month-old children. Everyone was able to make it out of the home by the time firefighters arrived.

Volunteers from Cordova and East Rockingham, in automatic mutual aid, were first alerted to the emergency situation. Rockingham Fire Department was summoned 18 minutes later at Cordova’s request. Lilesville also responded to the scene, as did the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

It’s believed the smoke was caused by a wiring problem in the attic area of the home. No flames were visible. Units began clearing the scene at about 1:15 p.m.

 

 

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