Battling Buchanan Resort blaze

Lt. Brian Hinson of the Paris Landing Volunteer Fire Department aims a stream of water as he helps battle a pair of mobile home fires early Wednesday morning at Buchanan Resort.

A fire that broke out early Wednesday at a Kentucky Lake resort caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to mobile homes and boats, but no injuries.

According to information from Reggie Coles, chief of the Paris Landing Volunteer Fire Department, the department and Henry County Sheriff’s Department officers were dispatched after a report of a mobile home on fire about 2:30 a.m. at 604 Buchanan Resort Road, Lot 25, in the Springville area.

After arriving, firefighters and officers found the mobile homes and bass boats at Lot 25 and 26 engulfed in flames, with the flames threatening a third mobile home at Lot 27.

None of the homes were occupied at the time of the fire.

Firefighters were at the scene for the next six hours, bringing six trucks and 15 firefighters to the resort.

The fire was contained to three lots, destroying the homes and boats at Lots 25-26. The home at Lot 27 received what Coles called moderate damage.

Lot 25 belongs to Greg Walker of Clarksville, while Lot 26 is owned by Phyllis James of Dukedom. Lot 27 is owned by Thomas Williams of Eads.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation but appears to be accidental, Coles said.

Total damage is estimated at $200,000.

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