T.C. Watts fights the fire from inside the mobile home.

Firefighters from the Raymondville Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) responded to a mobile home fire at 11:41 a.m. Sunday at Highway B.

Raymondville assistant fire chief Mike Drozdo said that by employing an aggressive Positive Pressure Attack, RVFD crews achieved knockdown of the blaze in two minutes. The 1960s model trailer sustained severe damage in the fire.

Drozdo was happy with the firefighters’ performance.

“All personnel did a very efficient, professional job,” Drozdo said.

Licking and Houston Fire Departments were also paged.

Drozdo said Raymondville crews almost always use the Positive Pressure Attack method.

“We use it 99 percent of the time,” he said. “With limited water supply, we put this fire out in two minutes with less than 100 gallons of water and two PPV fans. This is the third trailer house in the past few months that we have made a good stop and saved the occupants’ belongings.”

RVFD personnel were at it again early Monday morning, responding to a structure fire at 3:15 a.m. on Highway 32 in Licking. Crews reportedly remained on that scene for three hours.

Also on Sunday, the City of Houston Fire Department responded to an alarm at 9:15 p.m. regarding a structure fire on Hawthorne Street in Houston. It turned out to be a false alarm inside the vacant building.

A RVFD engine and crew of four that was en route turned back.

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