ASHEBORO NC – A mother and son had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital Wednesday afternoon after escaping a house fire.
Randolph County 911 received a frantic call from the homeowner that her house was on fire at 2:12 PM. Staley Fire Department was dispatched to the house which was on Old Coleridge Rd, close to the Chatham County line and the first engine checked enroute in just slightly over one minute. Responding fire fighters reported seeing smoke from the fire one mile away, and reported flames coming through the roof when they arrived.
According to the Randolph County Fire Marshals office a mother and her son were occupants of the residence at the time of the fire and were and were able to escape the home. Randolph County 911 call logs reported that both sustained smoke inhalation and that the mother had burnt her arms trying to put out the fire before evacuating the home and calling 911. Both were airlifted to nearby hospitals to be treated No update on their condition was available at the time of publication.
Crews from Coleridge, Staley, Franklinville, and Eastside Fire Departments responded as well as Chatham County Station 5 Randolph County EMS sent a total of 3 ambulances to the scene, 2 to transport the mother and her son to the landing zone, and an additional ambulance on stand by at the scene. The home was described by officials as uninhabitable, and the American Red Cross was called in.
The Randolph County Fire Marshals Office with assistance from the NC Office of State Fire Marshal is currently conducting an investigation in to the cause of the fire.