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Trailer home and vehicle considered a complete loss after fire


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The following is a news release and photos from the Madison Fire Department.

REXBURG — This morning at 2:57 a.m., Madison Fire Department responded to a report of a trailer house on fire located at 3069 W. 3200 S., south of Rexburg in the Burton area.

The occupant saw flames in a corner of the trailer house where a space heater was operating. The occupant attempted putting water on it, but the fire grew too fast.

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Upon arrival, the majority of the trailer house was involved with flames as well as an adjacent car. Defensive firefighting tactics were employed and three water tenders shuttled water in from the nearest hydrant, which was approximately three miles away. The trailer house and car were a total loss.

Madison Fire Department sent two engines, three water tenders, an ambulance, a command vehicle and 14 personnel to work the fire scene.

“We feel fortunate there was no loss of human life due to how quickly the fire spread,” said Troyce Miskin, Assistant Chief with Madison Fire Department. “Due to the type of construction of the trailer house, and how advanced the fire was when we were notified, we unfortunately couldn’t save anything.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The sole occupant exited the building safely and there were no injuries associated with this fire.

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