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Multiple Fire Crews respond to trailer fire in West Quincy

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WEST QUINCY, Mo. (WGEM) -

 

A Northeast Missouri man is without a home tonight after a fire ripped through his mobile home.  Fire crews rushed to West Quincy this afternoon where they not only battled flames and thick smoke, but also a lack of water.

Homeowner, Dyas Roberts, said he didn't have insurance and wasn't able to save anything inside before his home burned down.

The fire was called in around 4 this afternoon.  As Palmyra firefighters tried to get the flames out, crews from LaGrange and Tri-Township in Quincy responded to bring more water to the scene.  Palmyra Fire Chief Gary Crane says the department used around five thousand gallons of water.  Looking at the damage you can barely tell there was anything here.  Chief Crane said once a mobile home catches fire, it behaves a lot differently than a typical house fire.

"It holds the heat and there's less chance of anyone else seeing it.  So like a wood structure, it would come through that a little quicker where the tin, it has to burn through some tin or come out of the window before anyone else can notice it," Crane said. 

Roberts believes this fire was a result of a wiring problem, but there's been no official word.  Investigators will take a closer look at the scene first thing Thursday. 

 

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