PIEDMONT, Ala. (WBMA) — A Piedmont woman was killed and her husband badly burned in a fire which destroyed their mobile home Monday morning.
The woman was identified by authorities as 45-year-old Jacqueline Jenkins according to Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown. She was pronounced dead at 8:50 a.m.
The fire was reported at 6:10 a.m. by neighbors who were awoken by Jenkin's husband who was on their front porch badly burned and in very little clothing.
Jenkin's husband, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to the Piedmont Police Department where a helicopter was waiting to transport him to an Atlanta hospital for treatment.
The Piedmont Fire Department believes the couple likely had very little warning. Mobile homes can be leveled by flames in as soon as 5-7 minutes according to Chief Mike Ledbetter.
"Most of the time your mobile homes go much quicker. Your structural members they have a tendency to fail quicker."