Bedias Fire Blamed on Unattended Fireplace

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

An unattended fireplace is the cause for a mobile home fire in Bedias.

Grimes County Sheriff's officials say the call came in about noon regarding a mobile home engulfed in flames.

"I heard this crackling and I said what is that?" Homeowner Oly Schunior said. "I heard the noise and I went to see what went on."

But, what Schunior heard was far worse than she imagined.

A mobile home she used for storage was on fire and her pets were inside.

"Everything was quiet when I left this morning around 8, everything was quiet and ok," Schunior said.

A fire Schunior started the night before to keep her animals warm had spread from the fireplace.

"This morning I didn't check on it," Schunior said. "That was my mistake."

Crews battled the blaze for two hours. The fire was quickly contained and the animals were not injured, but the mobile home was a complete loss.

"You feel pretty bad really, but in a way I praise God that I'm fine because we're not here to keep these things forever anyway," Schunior said.

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