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December 08, 2023

Fire claims home on Matthew Drive

FIRE SCENE — A family of six was displaced from this rental home on Matthew Drive in Taylorsville on Easter Sunday, April 9. Above, firefighters work to pull out and extinguish burning material in the home. No injuries were reported. (TFD photo.)


On Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Central Alexander/Taylorsville Fire Department was dispatched to a mobile home fire at 36 Matthew Drive, off 6th Street SW in Taylorsville. Ellendale and Wittenburg fire departments were dispatched as mutual aid. Units arrived on the scene to find a mobile home on fire with about half of the structure ablaze.

A family of six, including two adults and four children, ages 2, 8, 12, and 16, lived in the rental home. Everyone escaped the fire without injury; however, the home is a total loss.

Daniel Fox, Emergency Management Coordinator for Alexander County (who is one of the county’s fire investigators) said the fire has been ruled accidental.

Hiddenite Fire Department stood by in Taylorsville’s district to assist with fire coverage. Alexander County EMS, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Taylorsville Police Department, Alexander County Fire Marshal Office, and Alexander County 9-1-1 assisted the efforts as well.

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  1. Rich on April 13, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    So sorry to hear this,Went to parents for Easter dinner and come home to my house had been on fire and somehow it went on on its own but burned up pretty good and so much smoke damage that it is destroyed and can not live in it at all,staying with friends till I can figure out something.Prayers for ya’ll and god bless!!

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