Flames consume mobile home

By Richard Greene | Published Sunday, June 12, 2011

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A fire destroyed a double-wide mobile home on County Road 3849 near Boonsville late Wednesday night.

Boonsville, Salt Creek and Poolville firefighters responded to the blaze at the unoccupied home shortly after 11 p.m.

“A neighbor saw it and reported it,” said Boonsville EMS Captain Don Zaidle. “It was heavily involved by the time it was discovered. By the time we got on the scene, there was very little we could do but control it and keep it from spreading.”

Zaidle said the home was not a primary residence.

“It was a weekend home or retreat for the owner,” he said.

The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.

“We performed a preliminary investigation, and there was nothing to indicate anything suspicious,” Zaidle said.

The fire cooked off ammunition inside the home, but Zaidle said it did not pose a threat to firefighters.

He also thanked the other departments for their response.

“The mutual aid from the other departments is invaluable,” Zaidle said. “It makes firefighting possible in the rural setting.”

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