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Residential fire in Lexington Thursday afternoon | KTIC Radio

Residential fire in Lexington Thursday afternoon

Residential fire in Lexington Thursday afternoon
RRN/ Lexington Volunteer Fire Department battling a mobile home fire on Thursday March 7, 2019.

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 Volunteer Firefighters had to deal with the elements to fight a mobile home fire. 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.”

Courtesy/Extensive mobile home damage in Thursday afternoon fire. Photo Courtesy Paul Pack. Thursday March 7, 2019

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.

Courtesy/Mobile home fire in Price’s Trailer Court. Photo Courtesy Paul Pack. Thursday March 7, 2019

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.

Courtesy/Lexington Volunteer Fire Department on scene at mobile home fire in Price’s Trailer Court. Photo Courtesy Paul Pack. Thursday March 7, 2019

 

 

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