PRICE, Utah, July 15, (Gephardt Daily) — Three fire departments pounced quickly Friday night to control a horrendous-looking trailer fire in Price.
“Trailers are notorious for rapid, hot fires,” Price Fire Chief Fitzgerald Petersen said of the 7:39 p.m. blaze. But crews were able to douse it within 30 minutes, he said, although a nearby truck suffered some damage, as well as some scorching to a neighboring trailer.
There were no reports of injuries.
The Price City Fire Department was joined by departments from Helper and Wellington, with a total of 30 firefighters eventually on scene.
“Luckily they were available,” Petersen said. “That isn’t always the case.”
The double-wide trailer in the Circle C trailer park was a total loss, he said, as well as anything inside. “There isn’t anything salvageable,” he said, which was obvious during 90 minutes of clean-up once the flames were controlled.
One member of the family that owned the former residence was inside when it caught fire, but escaped unhurt.
No information on cause or source was available pending completion of a fire marshal’s investigation.