Local man and dog lose everything in early morning fire

One minute Oral Marks was drinking his morning coffee. The next, he was escaping his burning home. 

The Possum Trot man managed to grab his dog Joe and a few other things before his mobile home burned to the ground around 6:30 am Friday.

Marks says he heard his smoke alarm go off, went to take a look and saw flames coming down the hallway. That’s when he said he had only moments to act. 

“I just had enough time to grab my pair of shoes, this shirt, a couple, three more things and got out- grab my dog and got out,” Marks told us.

If you’d like to help Marks, you can drop of donations to the Central Church of Christ at 2081 Mayfield Highway in Benton. He needs everything at this point, from clothing, to toiletries. Marks tells us he wears a size XL in shirts and coats, a size 10.5 in shoes, and size 42X30 in pants.

You can also call 270-366-1449 to find out more information on how you can help.

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