One dead in Weston mobile home fire

  • Source: Wausau Daily Herald
  • Published: 12/30/2013 07:47 AM

One person was killed and another injured in an early-morning fire that tore through a Weston mobile home today. Officers arrived at the scene of the fire in the Green Acres Mobile Park, 4311 Schofield Ave., within three minutes of the fire being reported at 4:04 a.m. and found the trailer home engulfed in flames, according to Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks. Three people inside the home when the fire started were able to escape, though one suffered a minor injury in the process. A fourth resident was unable to get out and died in the fire, Sparks said. Sparks said arson investigators from his department and the State Fire Marshall’s office were at the scene this morning trying to determine the cause of the fire. The trailer park has been the site of several serious fires over the years, perhaps the most memorable of which started when a resident searching for an escaped pet hamster used a candle to check for the missing rodent under a bed. The candle set the bed ablaze and destroyed the home. More recently, a trailer home burned to the ground in 2009 after residents heard loud popping noises in a wall while residents were inside baking cookies and playing video games. The cause of that fire never was determined.


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