A Saturday evening fire that spread to three mobile homes on South Slocumb Street displaced five children and four adults.
More than a dozen firefighters responded to the fire and arrived at Lot 11 at 2217 S. Slocumb St. at about 5:28 p.m., according to the Goldsboro Fire Department report.
The fire started in wooded and grassy area on the north side of the mobile home.
Firefighters were able to determine that discarded smoking and burning materials used by juveniles caused the fire that started in the grass and woods and spread to the mobile home, at Lot 11.
When firefighters arrived, they found fire in the grass and woods along and underneath the mobile home with the fire spreading along the north wall and roof line of the mobile home, according to the report.
Radiant heat resulted in the fire spreading to a second mobile home, at Lot 10, and continued to a storage building and a third mobile home, at Lot 9.
The N.C. Forestry Service was contacted for backup and the Mar-Mac Volunteer Fire Department arrived with a crew and fire engine to help in the response, said LaToya Henry, Goldsboro public information officer.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in an hour and continued at the scene for almost four hours.
The GFD response included five fire trucks, a command unit, two staff chiefs and a total of 17 firefighters, Henry said.
The American Red Cross was able to relocate two adults and one child who previously lived at Lot 11 and two adults and four children who previously lived at Lot 10, according to the report.
The fire resulted in $25,250 in damages, including $8,000 in property and $2,000 in contents lost at Lot 11; $5,000 in property and $1,500 in contents lost at Lot 10; $4,000 in property and $250 in contents at Lot 9; and $4,500 in property loss of the storage building, the report shows.
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