Fire Burns North Beatrice Trailer Home, a Second Time

BEATRICE – For the second time in two months, fire broke out at a north Beatrice home.

Beatrice Firefighters were sent to 316 Cheyenne Drive, a trailer home that also was damaged in a fire, last December 17th

Firefighters were sent to the scene at around 4:50 Tuesday afternoon.  The trailer was engulfed in flames as firefighters approached the scene.

Beatrice Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Daake said the mobile home park has been in existence along Cheyenne Drive for several years.  He says trailer homes can present some unique problems during a fire.

:17                  “to save them”

It appeared the trailer was gutted by the blaze.   Daake says no one apparently was hurt.

:08                  “at this time”

A Nebraska Fire Marshal investigator was being summoned to help examine the cause of the fire.  A Beatrice Fire Captain says the blaze apparently started in a dining area of the trailer, and the cause was determined to be an electrical problem, likely a failed outlet. The American Red Cross was called to help arrange a place to stay, for the two occupants of the trailer.

Parked next to the trailer home was an old school bus and a camper, which did not appear to be damage.   Another trailer home just north of the burned trailer, was not damaged.

During the December fire at the 316 Cheyenne, a laundry area burned and the home sustained about $3,000 damage.  This time, firefighters peeled away the south wall of the structure to aid in putting out the flames.

Firefighters cleared the scene, just prior to eight p.m.

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