The worst things imaginable can happen in just minutes. That’s what it took for a Thursday morning trailer fire to take the lives of five young girls ages 3 through 12.
The lives of Janelle Quackenbush and Jimmy Flores, their families and friends who knew them, have been forever changed after the young couple lost their five daughters to a fast-moving blaze that had the structure fully engulfed by the time Butte firefighters arrived on the scene. The trailer was located on Wickham Drive off Old Glenn Highway less than a half-mile from the fire department.
Officials don’t yet know the cause of the blaze reported around 7 a.m. Flores had left earlier in the morning, heading to a new job in the family car.