Lexington, Neb. — Lexington Volunteer Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire that broke out Thursday afternoon. The fire occurred at 4403 S Adams Lot AA. Assistant Fire Chief Bo Berry says…
“We were called today for a single-family fire in Prices Trailer Court at Lot A-A. Upon arrival we had heavy smoke from multiple sides of the trailer. The homeowner had admitted to having frozen pipes and was using a torch to thaw out them out and caught something underneath on fire.”
Courtesy/Lexington Volunteer Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at Price’s Trailer Court with multiple pieces of equipment. Photo Courtesy Paul Pack. Thursday March 7, 2019
Courtesy/Lexington mobile home fire damaged by fire. (L-R) Front & Southeast corner. Photos Courtesy Paul Pack . Thursday March 7, 2019
Assistant Fire Chief Bo Berry says the fire moved underneath the trailer and caught other parts of the structure on fire…
“It appears that it probably migrated through the ductwork system up into the trailer itself and with typical trailer house construction…it was easily combustible.”
Initially, the State Fire Marshal was called, but Berry says the decision was made to call the Fire Marshal off, based on the testimony of the homeowner. Berry called the mobile home a “total loss” and estimated the loss at $30,000. Berry says a family of four lives at the home and there were no injuries.
American Red Cross has contacted the family and will make arrangements for temporary shelter for the four family members.
18 Lexington Volunteer Firefighters went to the scene to put out the fire. Lexington Police Department assisted with traffic control. Other agencies responding to the scene included the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska Public Power District & Black Hills Energy.