BEATRICE – For the second time in two months, fire broke out at a north Beatrice home.
Firefighters were sent to the scene at around 4:50 Tuesday afternoon. The trailer was engulfed in flames as firefighters approached the scene.
Beatrice Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Daake said the mobile home park has been in existence along Cheyenne Drive for several years. He says trailer homes can present some unique problems during a fire.
:17 “to save them”
:08 “at this time”
A Nebraska Fire Marshal investigator was being summoned to help examine the cause of the fire. A Beatrice Fire Captain says the blaze apparently started in a dining area of the trailer, and the cause was determined to be an electrical problem, likely a failed outlet. The American Red Cross was called to help arrange a place to stay, for the two occupants of the trailer.
During the December fire at the 316 Cheyenne, a laundry area burned and the home sustained about $3,000 damage. This time, firefighters peeled away the south wall of the structure to aid in putting out the flames.
Firefighters cleared the scene, just prior to eight p.m.