Late night fire destroys trailer, kills 2 dogs; STGnews Photo Gallery

A late night fire destroys a trailer in Washington City, Utah, March 23, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Gary Bolton, St. George News
A late night fire destroys a trailer in Washington City  March 23, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Gary Bolton, St. George News
A late night fire destroys a trailer in Washington City, Utah, March 23, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Gary Bolton, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY – A Monday night fire at King’s Row Estates at 180 N. 1100 East in Washington City destroyed a trailer, displacing a woman and killing her pets.

“There’s one elderly woman who lives there,” Washington City Fire Chief Brent Hafen said, “and she had two little dogs.”

Hafen said the fire was reported about 8:40 p.m. by a neighbor. Units from the Washington City Fire Department responded to the scene to find the trailer fully engulfed in flames. St. George Fire Department units were just finishing training and offered to send a couple of units to assist. In all, five engines responded.

A late night fire destroys a trailer in Washington City  March 23, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Alexander Lawhun, St. George News
A late night fire destroys a trailer in Washington City March 23, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Alexander Lawhun, St. George News

“When it was first reported, nobody knew where (the woman) was at,” Hafen said. “Her car was in the driveway, and the trailer was fully engulfed.”

“We then found out she was out of the trailer and OK,” Hafen said. “The pets were, unfortunately, still in the trailer, and neither one made it. The two little dogs died of smoke inhalation.”

A late night fire destroys a trailer in Washington City  March 23, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Gary Bolton, St. George News
A late night fire destroys a trailer in Washington City, Utah, March 23, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Gary Bolton, St. George News

When units arrived, the center of the trailer was blazing. Firefighters got a good jump on the fire and contained it to that middle section of the trailer.

“For a trailer, I feel we got a really good stop on it,” Hafen said.

Many of the woman’s belongings and personal items were able to be salvaged from the trailer.

The woman has a relative in the area but, due to medical issues, the relative is unable to help her, so arrangements were being made with the Red Cross to help the woman with temporary lodging and needs.

A late night fire destroys a trailer in Washington City  March 23, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A late night fire destroys a trailer in Washington City, Utah, March 23, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Hafen said the trailer was a total loss. Trees around the trailer were scorched, but no neighboring units were damaged by the blaze.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • fun bag March 24, 2015 at 12:19 am

    what a shame. always wanna keep a full size fire extinguisher handy, and learn to use it…

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