Posted: Aug 25, 2013 5:16 PM by Alex Clark - MTN News
Updated: Aug 25, 2013 5:16 PM
UPDATE: Sunday, August 25th, 2013:
More information has come in on the multiple camper-trailer fire that broke out Saturday night at Holter Lake.
A little after 8 p.m. on Saturday night, a fire began in a trailer and quickly engulfed the surrounding structures. It was contained and extinguished before it could get any further and fortunately no one was hurt.
"This first trailer is where the blaze was first sighted and the homeowner of this trailer said that he came home from a family BBQ and saw smoke and flames coming from behind the refrigerator. But, the official cause of the fire is still under investigation," Wolf Creek Wolunteer Fire Chief Rocky Infanger, said.
Volunteer firefighters said a gap between the third trailer and the rest of the neighborhood created a buffer zone and stopped the fire from spreading to others.
"One of our issues here is how close the trailers are, not necessarily the trailers but the decks that are built onto the trailers. Some of them are less than a foot away from each other, so the radiant heat, that fire burning heats up the materials next to it and ignites, could possible be some embers," Infanger said.
Four years ago, at the same spot, the Indian trail fire not only burned through trailers, but it also caught and spread into the wild lands around it. Responders said that wind was a big factor four years ago and that that they were concerned this time around.
Infanger also said, "Everybody needs to be careful;,be vigilant and pay attention."