GREENWOOD — The fire chief said he doesn’t know what started a fire late Monday night that burned a family’s home at 19 Bird Hill Road.

Fire Chief Al Curtis Jr. said Noel Hasenfus and her husband escaped the blaze uninjured. Their child wasn’t at home when the fire started.

“They got out with just what was on their backs, as they say,” he said.

The mobile home was destroyed. Curtis said his department got the call at about 11:20 p.m. and was on the scene about seven minutes later. “It was fully involved when we got there,” he said.

Curtis said he doesn’t know how the fire started. “We’re still waiting on the fire marshal to get here,” he said Tuesday morning.

Along with Greenwood firefighters, Bethel, Woodstock and Newry fire departments responded, as well as Tri-Town Rescue and Pace ambulance services.

The mobile home was owned by Stephen Shearer of Greenwood, who was renting it to the couple. The couple is staying at the Mollyockett Motel on Route 26 in Woodstock.

Curtis said the residents owned two dogs and at least four cats. He said one dog and two cats are missing.

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