A neighbour said that three children were among those who lost their home when this trailer unit at Red Deer's Creekside Mobile Home Park got fire on Saturday morning. No one was at home at the time. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)(Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer family homeless after weekend trailer home fire

Fire at Creekside Mobile Home Park started in a shed

A family has been left homeless after a trailer home was badly damaged in a fire on Saturday morning.

No one was home when the fire started around 9:30 a.m. in a shed and then spread to the nearby home at Creekside Mobile Home Park at 5029 34th Street.

A nearby resident said three children were among those who lived in the trailer home, which is a write-off.

“Crews on arrival encountered a fully involved shed that was extending into the trailer,” said Red Deer Emergency Services fire investigator Andrew Towers.

Two dozen fire-medics responded to the blaze. It was quickly brought under control but firefighters then had to spend some time putting out hot spots in the ceiling.

“The fire was contained to that specific unit. It did not extend to any other trailers.”

A damage estimate was not available but the home is considered a write-off. It was a rental unit and the owner had insurance.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Towers said while there was no one home at the time, the unit was equipped with a smoke alarm, which had been activated.

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