A woman was injured and two cats died in a mobile home fire in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Monday, March 30th.
Shortly after 5 PM, the Sheboygan Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the Indian Meadows Trailer Park. The home was fully-involved by the time firefighters arrived. An adjacent unit also sustained damage when that trailer’s siding and porch caught fire.
According to Battalion Chief Gary Kolberg, a female resident of the home sustained 1st and 2nd degree burns. The home was a total loss.
East Hartford, Ct had this working fire in the Rivermead Mobile Home Park at 33 Cheyenne Rd on 4/1/15 @1243 hours. The mobile home was well-involved on Ladder 2’s arrival.
A Futrell Lane home was heavily damaged in a mid-afternoon fire Wednesday 20-November. At 14:29, neighbors notified 9-1-1 that they could see smoke and flames coming from a single-wide mobile home and the yard was on fire. Colleton County (SC) Engine 5 arrived minutes later to find the mobile home 50% involved. The roof and floor in half of the structure had already collapsed. Bystanders advised they thought a woman who lived there was still inside the residence.
Firefighters deployed multiple handlines and entered the building through a rear door. A quick search of the remaining smoke filled building did not reveal any occupants. Crews stopped the spread of the fire saving half of the structure, but most items inside were heavily damaged by heat, smoke and water. Firefighters spent approximately 1-1/2 hours overhauling the building, while searching the debris for any victims. The resident eventually showed up about two hours into the incident. She had not been at home when the fire occurred.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Sheriff’s deputies found many items indicating illicit activity may have been carried on in the home. Officials from the DEA responded to the scene and were investigating through the night.
Engine 5, Engine 9, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 27, Tender 32, Medic 9, Battalion 1, Car 12, Car 111, Car 118 and Car 119 responded. Battalion Chief Ben Heape served as Incident Commander.
Barry W. McRoy
Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Monday afternoon at 15:32 hours, Adams County Box 1-4 was struck for the mobile home fire on Heth Street in Lincoln Estates, west of Gettysburg Pa. Engine 1-2 of the Gettysburg Fire Dept. arrived with fire showing and exposures (sheds) in close proximity. E1-2’s crew stretched a 2 1/2 for fire attack.
Engine 5-1 of the Arendtsville Volunteer Fire Dept stretched a 1 ¾ line backing up Engine 1-2’s crew. Ambulance 2A of the Fairfield Fire Company assisted the occupant who was self-rescued from the house fire. Crews had the fire knocked down in 15 minutes. The balance of the manpower assisted with an extensive overhaul.
Things got a bit “dicey” when firefighters were briefly trapped inside with no ability to advance the hose line, due to a door being closed. As you can see, firefighters got out rapidily and by their actions, it indicates things were HOT. Chief 4 (Bowling) of the Cashtown Fire Company had command.
Photography by Chris Eiker of 911 Photography.