November 24, 2014

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Trailer fire sends family of five to the hospital

ELYRIA — A trailer fire overnight sent a family of five to the hospital.

Elyria firefighters were called to 122 Pennsylvania Ave., in the Colonial Oaks mobile home park, at 3:34 a.m., according to Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell.

They found the trailer totally engulfed in flames.

All five family members got out of the home but were covered in soot and were sent to the hospital to be checked out for smoke inhalation, Mitchell said.

Mitchell said the fire, which is not considered suspicious, appears to have started in the living room near a television. He said the living room had heavy fire damage and the rest of the home had heavy smoke and water damage.

He said damage is estimated at $20,000 to the trailer and $20,000 to its contents. He said the trailer is uninhabitable but said he was unsure if the family has a place to stay.

He didn’t know names of the family members or whether they had been released from the hospital.

  • Vikki

    April Taylor and Danny Taylor and their three kids. They lost their dog and cat.

    • Shannon

      Is there somewhere that we can donate to the family? Clothes, toys, food, etc?

  • Cee

    Don’t ask the CT, they obviously don’t know what’s going on – never do. The seven year old son was a hero, and this story was covered on Fox in Cleveland. We saw it on the local Fox affiliate in Boise where we now live. The little boy used his safety training to crawl along the floor to rescue his family. Hope the local fire department honors him.

    As former Elyrians, we would like to see some positive stories about its residents. So glad we’re out of there.