Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters work quickly to douse a utility trailer fire before it spreads to an East Hill home Tuesday, Sept. 21. (VFRS photo)

Trailer engulfed in flames in Vernon

Firefighters respond to fire across from Lakeview Park

  • Sep. 21, 2021 12:00 a.m.

A utility trailer was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at a home in the 2900 block of 18th Street across from Lakeview Park Tuesday afternoon.

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to reports of a vehicle fire just before 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 21.

“Upon arrival, firefighters found a utility trailer fully involved and the fire was starting to spread to a nearby motorhome,” said City of Vernon communications manager Christy Poirier. “Firefighters extinguished the fire and stopped it from spreading further toward the motorhome.”

The utility trailer was destroyed and the motorhome sustained fire damage to one side of the vehicle.

This story was updated at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21

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