Firefighters battle first-alarm trailer fire in Mesa

Firefighters battle first-alarm trailer fire in Mesa

Credit: Mesa Fire and Medical Department

Firefighters battle first-alarm trailer fire in Mesa

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by Christina O'Haver

azfamily.com

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 30 at 10:57 AM

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MESA, Ariz. -- Firefighters battled a first-alarm fire at a Mesa trailer park Thursday afternoon.

Mesa and Gilbert fire crews were called to the trailer park near Main Street and Gilbert Road around 1:30 p.m., after a neighbor saw a downed powerline touching a home.

Capt. Forrest Smith of the Mesa Fire and Medical Department said there was a great deal of fire in the utility chase underneath the trailer.

The fire was balanced to a first alarm to protect nearby trailer homes and rotate firefighters working in triple-digit heat.

Smith said firefighters aggressively attacked the flames underneath the trailer and protected neighboring homes.

The trailer was unoccupied at the time.

No injuries were reported.

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