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If you’re a heavy sleeper, the smell of smoke or the bright orange glow of a flame isn’t exactly the most welcoming wake-up call. But Rick Kennedy, a mobile home owner from Detroit, was thankful to have woken up in time to escape a dangerous fire that threatened to engulf his mobile home.
On December 20th, 2015, Kennedy woke up in the middle of the night after he was woken by the smell of thick smoke. Immediately, Kennedy ran to the living room and discovered that the metal pipe above his wooden stove was flaming like a candle. Firefighters from Detroit, Plymouth, and Newport arrived at Kennedy’s home at around 6 a.m. and contained the fire.
Fire Chief Cautions Homeowners
Luckily, Kennedy and his loyal dog Hemi made it out unscathed. The fire destroyed all of Kennedy’s belongings,...
Firefighters face danger on a weekly basis. Even with protective gear and a team of trained firefighters by their side, there is no guarantee that a firefighter will be kept out of harms way. In the event of a blazing flame, firefighters must risk their well being in order to save potential victims and put out the fire before it spreads.
Patrick Hardison’s Story
Patrick Hardison was a volunteer firefighter from Mississippi. In an unfortunate mobile home fire in 2001, Hardison was searching for fire victims when the burning roof collapsed on top of him. His helmet was knocked off and his facemask melted rapidly. Hardison held his breath, closed his eyes, and jumped out of a window before the searing fire claimed his life. Unfortunately, Hardison suffered severe burns on his entire face, leaving him without...
Mobile homes, or, manufactured homes, have long been considered the preferred choice in terms of affordability. Not only could one attain the comfort and flexibility of owning their own home, but they can do so with lower monthly payments, allowing them to pay off their mobile home in a short amount of time when compared to the years it takes to pay off a standard home.
Cost of Living Rises in Mobile Home Communities
Betty Burnette, a resident of Rocky Brook Mobile Home Park in Carrboro since 1972, moved into the park with a monthly rent of just $35. Now, she pays $290 and claims that the services provided by the mobile home park are nothing like when she first moved in.
The cost of living continues to increase in Chapel Hill and Carrboro along with property value,...
To be a hero is an incredible feat. Role models and idols inspire, but a hero has a uniquely brave quality that sets him or her apart from any other. A hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealized for courage. A hero is a man or a woman who risks his or her safety for the lives of others. Bravery and selflessness make a hero.
In Orange County, Florida, two young boys became heroes when a mobile home nearly burned to the ground in late June of this year. Isaiah Francis, 10, and Jeremiah Grimes, 11, faced the flames and smoke to save the small children inside the mobile home.
The two neighborhood boys were doing what any young boys would normally be doing on a sunny afternoon: playing games. Their summer fun...
Probably at some point in your life, you’ve seen none of these bright, road-roaming Twinkies. They’re big, they’re yellow, and they’re usually full of children.
These familiar vehicles are school buses, and they’ve allowed working parents to continue their day-to-day job without the added stress of getting their child to and from school. The buses come and pick the children up from a stop near your house, and the driver takes care of the rest.
But, what if you could turn one of these gargantuan beasts into your very own mobile home? On the outside, it’s just an ordinary school bus. Oh yes. But on the inside, there is a cozy kitchen, comfortable living space, and cushiony bed all for your mobile convenience!
Never again will you look at a school bus the same way. It’s more than...
Let’s face it: houses are expensive. You spend years working, paycheck-to-paycheck to pay for a house you rarely get to enjoy. All that space goes to waste, because by the time you get home from your long, drawling day at work you’re ready to plop on the couch and watch some television or head straight to the sack for some good ol’ shut-eye.
So, your sad house sits in the dark, unused and unloved. The financial strain big houses put on working class Americans has left many to wonder what the point of it all is. It is this very attitude that has spawned the tiny house movement.
What is the tiny house movement, you ask?
Well here’s a picture to give a better idea of what we’re talking about here:
Think of everything you actually use in your...
The owner allegedly had her employees follow delivery trucks to keep track of which mobile homes were receiving free food.
The elderly have worked hard their whole life. Living paycheck-to-paycheck off social security is not a comfortable situation. As such, many residents started wondering why anyone would deprive the elderly residents of their right to utilize these programs? Well, the managers at Carlyn Estates do not seem to abide by the “respect your elders” rule.
Senior resident Pearl Jones is 81 years old and has been a resident at the park for more than 30 years. Not only has she been a dedicated resident for a few decades, she has come to know this community as her home. Because of the threatening letter she received from the landlord, Jones no longer accepts food donations in the park.