Fire destroys trailer at Campbell River mobile home park

The Campbell River Fire Department continues to investigate a fire that destroyed a trailer at the Quinsam Heights Mobile Home Park on Thursday.

Four adults lived in the single-wide trailer, Deputy Fire Chief Kelly Bellefleur said Friday. But only two people were home when fire broke out. One person woke up to a home filled with smoke and alerted the other resident.

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“Nobody went to the hospital,” Bellefleur said.

The house and its contents were a complete loss, said Bellefleur, who was unable to give an estimate of damage.

The fire appears to have started in the kitchen, he said. Two investigators were at the scene Friday afternoon.

Firefighters arrived to find the trailer completely engulfed in flames. They battled the blaze for three hours and prevented the fire from spreading to other mobile homes.

However, siding melted on one of the adjacent trailers, Bellefleur said.

“This is a reminder to all folks to keep a working smoke alarm in your home,” he said. “That’s the biggest reminder everyone needs to have. It’s so important. And particular attention needs to be paid when using cooking appliances.”

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