A home owned by Marjorie Marie Wilson was completely destroyed by a fire on Saturday morning, March 1.
Wilson shared the home at 536 Oyster Road in Apalachicola, with daughter and son-in-law Vickie and Sonny Ray Taylor, granddaughter Dana Taylor and great-grandson Michael Taylor.
Apalachicola Fire Chief George Watkins said the department responded to a call received about 6:15 a.m. and found what appeared to be an older model doublewide mobile home engulfed in flames.
He said the structure burned quickly and damage was so extensive it was not possible to determine the cause of the blaze.
Watkins said his department classified the blaze as accidental; the State Fire Marshall did not investigate.
“(Mobile homes) go up quick but they burn out quick too because there’s not a lot of fuel. It’s a quick, intense fire,” said Watkins.
Although Eastpoint’s volunteer fire fighters were briefly put on alert, only Apalachicola responded to the Oyster Road fire.
Michael Taylor, 14, was taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville suffering from second-degree burns. His mother is currently in Gainesville with him.
The family has been staying in a hotel temporarily but needs a permanent place to stay and household goods.
If you can help, please call victim’s advocate Clarice Powell at 370-6086. Powell said $100 is needed to start a benefit account for the family at Centennial Bank.