A fire in a single-wide trailer at Tops Trailer Park eventually spread to a second single wide in the park, and destroyed them both Sunday afternoon.
The cause of the July 7 blaze was undetermined at the time of the Jefferson County Fire District report. Quick, effective work by fire crews kept the blaze from damaging even more trailers in the tightly compacted park.
The occupants of the two trailers — Antonio Brito and Mario Reynoso — were both home when the fire started, but there were no injuries suffered by the residents. The local Red Cross assisted both families involved.
Along with the two trailers, the fire also destroyed four parked vehicles and damaged another. The blaze spread to nearby grass but the grass fire was quickly extinguished.
Two firefighters were checked for injuries after stepping on a downed power line, but they were determined to be uninjured.
Along with the local fire department, Warm Springs Fire and Safety assisted at the scene. Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office also responded to the blaze.
A total of 13 firefighters from the local district responded to the scene of the blaze Sunday, with two engines, water tender, a rescue vehicle and several other vehicles.
On July 2, fire crews responded to the Green Spot Mobile Home Park, at 1112 SW Highway 97 in Madras, space G, as a travel trailer was on fire.
When firefighters arrived, they found flames showing in the front window of the 29-foot Thor Wanderer travel trailer. Crews determined that there was no one inside the trailer, focused their initial attention on providing exposure protection to surrounding area, then extinguished the blaze.
The trailer was determined to be a total loss. There was no damage to other structures. There were 11 firefighters on the scene.
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