Trailer Burns in Trailer Park on North Main Street
LIBERTY, October 3, 2012 – At 5:52 PM on Wednesday the Liberty Fire Department returning from an earlier car fire on the Trinity River Bridge responded to the trailer park on North Main Street across from the Hull State Bank for a trailer fire fully engulfed in flames utilizing the same fire truck. This was also the same fire truck that only a couple of hours earlier had responded to the accident on North Main Street when a car struck an 18-wheeler.
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In addition to the fire truck dispatched to the scene the fire department's small brush truck with the small tank and the garden hose was also pressed into service to extinguish the white ford truck parked adjacent to the burning trailer that caught on fire from flames spreading from the trailer shown in photographs below. The new modern fire station, housing all sorts of fire apparatus, of the City of Liberty is located only a short distance from the trailer park where the trailer was fuly engulfed in fire.
According to Liberty Fire Chief Fred Collins a fire fighter driving by the location noticed the fire and immediately summoned the fire department.
The trailer park is packed with trailers parked close to each other and vehicles belonging to the occupants of the trailers are parked on each side of the manufactured homes.
According to Chief Collins pickups on each side of the trailer suffered fire and extreme heat damage. The occupant in one nearby trailer was evacuated from his home and was able to move his vehicle out of harms way without damage. Protecting adjacent buildings and property were a major concern of firefighters combating this fire.
The occupants of the trailer that was the victim of the fire were at work at the time of the fire and no one was home when the fire broke out.
The trailer was complete destroyed by the fire.
A very long and large diameter fire hose had to be strung down North Main Street to a fire hydrant a few blocks south of the fire’s location and traffic north and south on North Main was closed and detoured the location until around 7:43 PM.