Two hospitalized for smoke after mobile home blaze
TOWN OF VIENNA — Two adults were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a mobile home fire on Pine Road Sunday afternoon. Five members of the Theall family have been displaced. The residence was also the location of the fatal shooting a 3-month-old baby nearly two years ago.
The fire is believed to have started in or around the bathroom at about 2 p.m. Sunday at 3609 Pine Road, said Vienna 3rd Assistant Fire Chief Richard Harvey. Three adults and two children live at the residence, and he said they discovered the fire when they went back inside after being outside for some time. They called 9-1-1 at 2:07 p.m.
"We had smoke coming from the roof, and some from the windows," upon arrival, Harvey stated. One hoseline was brought into the mobile home, and Harvey said the volunteers had the flames knocked down in the bathroom in about 10 to 15 minutes.
"They actually had a quick knockdown," Harvey stated. "Contained right to that room."
Crews remained on the scene dousing hot spots and cleaning up until after 5 p.m. Two of the adults in the residence were treated at a local hospital for smoke inhalation, Harvey stated.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the state police, the chief said. Pine Road branches west off Oswego Road.
The Vienna, North Bay, McConnellsville and Sylvan Beach fire departments responded.
The mobile home was the location of the fatal shooting of 3-month-old Eithen Z. Theall by his father, Adam Theall, on June 22, 2010.
Theall later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is currently serving 25 years to life in prison at the Clinton Correctional Facility, in the northeastern most corner of New York State.
Chief Harvey said the Theall family is staying with other relatives for the time being. The mobile home is not a total loss, he said. The American Red Cross is also assisting the family with their immediate needs, officials said.
Anyone wishing to donate to the Red Cross can call 336-0030.