KINGSLAND — Two trailer homes, a house and a historic church north of Kingsland were destroyed when a tornado passed through Cleveland County Sunday evening.

KINGSLAND — Two trailer homes, a house and a historic church north of Kingsland were destroyed when a tornado passed through Cleveland County Sunday evening.

Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears said there were no local injuries from the storm, though at least one resident, Pauline Davis of Kingsland, managed to escape just before her home was destroyed.

The National Weather Service’s website Tuesday showed that there was evidence the same storm track may have spawned tornadoes at the Sweden community in Jefferson County and near Lodge Corner and south of Almyra in Arkansas County.

In the coming days, the weather service will determine if there was one or more tornadoes that tore through these spots. There may have been more than a half dozen tornadoes spawned during the event.

The tornado that hit the Fordyce and Kingsland areas Sunday evening was evaluated Monday as an EF2 tornado by the Weather Service. An EF2 tornado has wind speeds of 113 to 157 mph.

The twister apparently formed in Ouachita County near Thornton before moving in a northeasterly direction and touching down just north of Fordyce at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

After inflicting moderate to heavy damage to 15 to 20 homes in the Fordyce area, including destruction of the Fordyce Country Club, the storm continued its northeasterly trek into Cleveland County.

Spears said he and Tammie Moore, Cleveland County Office of Emergency Management coordinator, toured the storm path inside Cleveland County Sunday night and Monday morning. He said it appeared the tornado entered the county just east of the Dallas County community of Ivan. There was a path of destruction about 200 yards for a five- to six-mile stretch inside Cleveland County.

The judge said they were able to follow the path to the Saline River, but were unable to verify if the tornado was still on the ground east of the river since there are no roads in that area from which to survey the damage. One resident reported that there were some broken trees and tree tops at a deer camp off Highway 79 near Rison.

Based on the path of the destruction, Spears said it appeared as though the tornado was skipping across the county — touching down, rising and then touching down again. The weather service concluded the same thing in its report.

The worst structural damage inside Cleveland County occurred off Golden Road, which is about two miles northwest of Kingsland off Highway 189. Two trailers were overturned and a frame house had the porch and part of the roof blown away.

The trailer home of Pauline Davis sustained the greatest damage of any of the structures. Davis talked about the ordeal Monday morning as she sifted through the debris with her family and friends.

She had seen the weather alerts on television Sunday night, but was busy trying to remove a fish hook one of her dogs had accidentally gotten stuck with, she said.

While she was tending to the dog, Davis said she got a phone call from one of her sons telling her the tornado was heading in her direction and that she needed to leave the house immediately. She said she picked up her purse, got into her pickup truck and had driven about 50 yards from her trailer when the tornado hit.

“You could hear that freight train sound they always talk about.. There were pieces of trailers flying in the air, trees breaking… It was bad,” she said.

The trailer she had just left moments earlier was picked up and smashed against a couple of nearby trees. The entire living area of the trailer was blown away in the tornado — there were no walls, no roof or any other portion of the living area left on the frame — only the floor of the trailer and the frame beneath it remained.

Davis said she had to leave 14 Pomeranian puppies behind when she evacuated her home, and feared that all of them had died in the storm. However, her son found all of them unharmed beneath some of the debris late Sunday night. “One of them had his little paw stuck, but we got it out,” she said. “He was OK.”

Her nephew, William Golden, lives in the old Golden home place which is only a few hundred yards through the woods from Davis’ home. Golden said he happened to be in Kingsland at the time of the storm helping with his sick father.

He and his sister, Juanita Knighten, returned Monday morning to find the front porch of the home place missing and the front section of the roof peeled back from the rafters. A few feet away, an unoccupied trailer Golden had sold to a relative was flipped over and crushed beneath some large trees the tornado had dropped on top of it.

About a mile west of the Golden Road destruction, the recently remodeled Camp Springs Methodist Church lay flattened by the storm.

The walls of the old clapboard structure looked as though they had exploded out from beneath the roof. The roof structure, still basically intact, rested precariously atop the collapsed walls.

Some of the sheet metal roof had been pulled from the rafters and some of it lay littered in the adjoining cemetery behind the church.

The church, established in 1852 according to a sign that remained over what used to be the front door, is no longer used weekly but instead is used mostly for reunions and other events.

Spears said he did not know if there was enough damage inside the county to merit any disaster relief from the state or federal government.