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Fire Destroys Unit at Fredericksburg Trailer Park

Firefighters prevent spread of blaze, but single-wide unit was destroyed, according Fredericksburg Fire Department.

Fredericksburg firefighters put out a trailer fire Thursday night. They successfully contained the blaze to a single unit, according to a release from the Fredericksburg Fire Department.

The one occupant and his dog had made it out safe before firefighters arrived, according to the release.

Units were called at 8:32 p.m Thursday to the Fredericksburg Trailer Park off Spotsylvania Avenue.

Firefighters arrived to find fire blowing out of both sides of the single-wide trailer toward neighboring trailers. 

"Firefighters launched an aggressive attack on the fire with two hose lines beating back the flames and preventing them from reaching the trailers on either side of the involved unit," according to the release. "After the neighboring units were protected, firefighters continued to attack the main body of fire in the involved trailer and had the majority of the fire out within 15 minutes of arrival."

The trailer's resident was transported to Mary Washington Hospital by the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad for a checkup.

The fire appears to have started in the center of the trailer, but a cause is not yet known. Damage is estimated at $35,000.

A unit from Stafford County also responded and assisted city units. A Spotsylvania firetruck helped cover additional calls in the city while Fire Department units were tied upon this fire.

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