Hempfield man injured in grease fire that displaces family |

Hempfield man injured in grease fire that displaces family

Stacey Federoff | Trib Total Media
A man was treated for burns from a grease fire that engulfed a mobile home on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in the Hempfield village of Luxor.

A man was treated for burns after a grease fire destroyed a mobile home in the Hempfield village of Luxor Friday evening.

The man was cooking French fries at his home at 9:05 p.m. on Pillsbury Street just off Bovard-Luxor Road when the grease caught fire, said Luxor fire Chief Michael Errett.

The man and his three daughters managed to get out of the home, which was fully engulfed by the time fire crews arrived, Errett said.

A neighbor said he started to worry about damage to his home, but firefighters were able to contain the blaze in about an hour.

They used foam to keep any embers from reigniting, Errett said.

“Just glad everyone’s safe,” he said.

Other fire departments responding were Lloydsville, Bovard, Hannastown, Crabtree, Adamsburg and Hempfield Company No. 2.

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