Fire destroys Lacombe mobile home
Two people escaped a trailer fire early Sunday morning, but their home and possessions were lost in the blaze.
At about 2 a.m. on Sunday Lacombe firefighters were called to Parkland Acres trailer park, located in the east-central part of the city.
District chief Ed Van Delden said the trailer was fully involved by the time fire crews were able to get on scene.
He said the fire department was working on determining the cause of the fire Monday morning.
“We have lots more work to do,” said Van Delden. “It’s pretty heavily damaged, we might have to call in some experts to give us a hand.”
However, he did say the fire was not suspicious in nature.
No one was injured, but the contents and building are a total loss.
Van Delden said the value of the damage at $15,000 to $20,000 for the mobile and about $50,000 for the contents.
Crews were on scene for about three and a half to four hours.
“It was a devastating loss for the owners,” said Van Delden.
Local Canadian Red Cross officials were called in to assist the people displaced by the fire.
The Red Cross provides emergency food and accommodation for the two people for 72 hours after the fire.
According to a Red Cross, the average cost of a response in which a family of four is assisted is $2,000.
All Canadian Red Cross support is provided at no charge to those in need.
To donate to this locally funded program visit the local Red Cross office, 5301 43 St. Red Deer, call 1-800-418-1111 or go online to www.redcross.ca.