The cause of a modular home fire in Moravian Falls that resulted in a mother and son being taken to hospitals with burns Monday morning has been ruled accidental, said Wilkes Fire Marshal Niki Hamby.
Hamby said he is still investigating to determine the specific cause but said nothing indicates the fire at 2326 Germantown Road was intentionally set.
Late Monday afternoon, Hamby said he still hadn’t been able to interview James Charlie Adcox, 31, because he remained hospitalized at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem with serious burns over much of the front of his body.
Hamby said Adcox’s mother, Donna Marie Severt, was treated for burns at Wilkes Medical Center and released later Monday. Both were transported by Wilkes Emergency Medical Services.
He said the fire began in a living room area of the modular home, which Severt owned and shared with her son. Hamby said both are smokers.
He said firefighters found Adcox and Severt outside the residence when they responded to a report of a fire there. Hamby said Adcox rescued his mother from the burning structure. He said they don’t have any insurance on the structure.
Trever Hamby, captain of the Moravian Falls Fire Department, said firefighters quickly contained the blaze and limited damage from flames to the living room, but added that there was smoke and water damage elsewhere.
He said firefighters were dispatched a little before 8 a.m. to the residence, which was a short distance beyond the intersection of Moravian-Kilby Road and Germantown Road.
The Boomer, Goshen and Broadway fire departments assisted Moravian Falls.