WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A woman and her adult son, both disabled, died when their mobile home caught fire Wednesday.
It happened just before 1 p.m. at the Jonestown Mobile Home Park on Kirk Road.
“They are good people. They would give you the shirt off their back,” said neighbor Amber Wood.
Wood, who knew the victims for more than twenty years, says the son loved to joke and make you laugh.
Wood says neighbors tried to help the two get out but the fire was too intense and spread fast.
“I wish there would have been more that we could have done to get them out,” Wood said.
Investigators are still working to determine what caused the fire, but they believe it may have started in the living room or bedroom.
“When we got here the trailer was fully involved,” said Deputy Fire Marshal Norman Mitchell.
It took firefighters three minutes to arrive.
“If you have a structure like that, that is fully involved, and if you do have victims inside, we know there is not a whole lot we can do for them,” Mitchell said.
On Thursday morning, firefighters said the blaze caused damage to an adjacent mobile home, three vehicles and two storage buildings.
A total of three adults were displaced as a result, firefighters said.
Investigators are still trying to make a positive identification of the victims and notify relatives before releasing their names.
Officials estimated the cost of the damages to be about $26,500.