August 2, 2014

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Fire destroys trailer in Lorain


LORAIN — A trailer fire at the Twin Wells Mobile Home Park this morning caused no serious injuries, but destroyed trailer D 4.

Fire Capt. Todd Kieswetter said the fire, called in at 11:24 a.m., was knocked down within a few minutes of firefighters arriving and was controlled at 11:45 a.m.

Kieswetter said a resident inside the trailer said she smelled smoke down the hall and when she opened a door, smoke came pouring out. No one was in the trailer when firefighters arrived.

Kieswetter said the cause of the fire and location where it started remains under investigation. Kieswetter, who didn’t have a damage estimate on the trailer or residents’ belongings, said trailers are especially vulnerable to fires due to their construction.

“If it’s an extensive fire, it’s going to more than likely, damage it beyond repair and the rear end of it was damaged beyond repair,” he said.

The four adults and two children who lived in the trailer are being provided with temporary housing assistance by the Lorain County Chapter of the American Red Cross, according to Art Mead, Red Cross disaster services chairman. Mead said they have fire insurance on the trailer.