A few more details have come to light regarding the trailer fire that destroyed a trailer in Willow Parks Greens just before 10 pm on Friday, July 6th.

"Estevan Fire Rescue was alerted to a report of a possible trailer home on fire," explained Fire Chief, Dale Feser. "Crews attended the scene. They indeed did find a trailer that was fully engulfed in fire. They arrived on scene and established suppression operations and mounted an offensive attack inside the home in an effort to suppress the fire."

"Approximately ten minutes into the scene, crews were reporting back signs of structural collapse and failure of both the roof and the floor. Crews were then pulled back and we transitioned from an offensive to a defensive attack to extinguish and suppress the remaining fire."

The fire was contained to the one trailer and did not spread to surrounding homes. 

"All family members were able to safely evacuate the home without incident or injury."

"A few of the firefighters suffered some minor injuries as a result of the fire but nothing that required any treatment by EMS."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Feser shared that there are a few differences between fighting a fire in a trailer home versus a standard single-family dwelling. 

"We're worried about a structural collapse of the floor because there's an at least four to five-foot drop from the floor to ground level and there are all sorts of plumbing and electrical wiring underneath the home as well.

"It definitely offers a few different challenges than there would be with a conventional structure fire."

"Typically in older mobile homes you see lighter weight materials that are being used and fire progresses through those particular materials quite a bit quicker than it would in a conventional home."

He added that it is even more important to have working smoke alarms in this scenario to alert occupants of a fire.

Crews also responded to a few other calls on Friday night into Saturday morning. They just returned from the trailer fire and were dispatched out to a fire alarm at 3:45 am and then again at 4:45 am. Both determined to be false alarms. 

"Estevan Fire and Rescue crews did not have a lot of sleep Friday night," he added with a chuckle. 

READ MORE: Firefighters Extinguish Trailer Fire In Willow Park Greens


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