Mobile Home ‘Total Loss’ Following Midnight Fire
By Brandi Makuski
A Plover mobile home has been deemed unlivable following an early-morning fire.
Metro Fire- comprised of fire departments from Stevens Point, Plover and Hull- were called to the 2700 block of Forest Drive shortly before 1 AM on Tuesday. Upon arrival, crews could see smoke coming from the trailer.
The fire was extinguished within ten minutes, according to Plover Fire Chief Mark Deaver.
Two people, a father and adult son, were in bed sleeping at the time of the fire.
“The father just woke up and saw some glowing in his room, and realized it was a fire,” Deaver said. “The father, son and dog all got out okay, but they had no working smoke detectors. It could have turned out very differently.”
Deaver said the fire was contained to one bedroom and crews worked quickly, but added, “you can’t really save much in a mobile home.”
The father was sent to Ministry St. Michael’s to be treated for smoke inhalation, but otherwise there was no injuries, Deaver said.
Stevens Point and Plover crews responded to the scene, he added, with firefighters from Hull remaining on standby, though they were not called to the home. Crews remained on the scene until about 3 AM, he said.
Deaver said the home was owned by the residents, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
“There was heat damage to the entire mobile home, so it is a total loss,” he said.