Man badly injured in trailer fire

Published 6:00 pm Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Brookhaven resident has been transportedto a burn center in Alabama following injuries he suffered in afire at his trailer home Wednesday morning, authorities said.

    The Brookhaven Fire Department received a call 3:02 a.m. Wednesdayreporting a fire at Mikell Hall’s trailer on Old Wesson Road. Thetrailer was in a field behind the Servpro located on 454 Old WessonRoad, authorities said.

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    Hall, approximately 23, was initially transported to King’sDaughters Medical Center where he was held for about four hours,hospital representatives said. After treatment and evaluation, KDMCtransferred him to a burn center at the University of South AlabamaMedical Center in Mobile, Ala.

    Joe Portrey, Hall’s uncle, traveled to Mobile and saw HallWednesday and has remained updated on Hall’s condition. Portreysaid as of Thursday morning, Hall is much more alert than onWednesday.

    Hall was alone at the trailer at the time of the fire and was theonly injury reported, authorities said.

    All BFD units responded to the fire and were on scene until 6:30a.m., Chief Tony Weeks.

    The BFD, Brookhaven Police Department and state fire marshal areall investigating the origin of the fire. The purpose of theinvestigation is to confirm information the departments’ havereceived concerning the fire.

    “We pretty well know what happened,” said BPD Chief Pap Henderson.”But we’ve got to cross our t’s and dot our i’s.”

    Firefighters also responded to an early morning fire Thursday. At1:28 a.m. today, the BFD received a report of a house fire at 306East Enterprise Road.

    Firefighters remained at the scene until 5:01 a.m.

    BFD authorities reported a total loss for the home and itscontents.

    There were no injuries. There was only one occupant of the house,according to reports.

    An investigation is ongoing, but the fire seems to have begun inthe kitchen, Weeks said.