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Officials investigating local fires

Monday, December 10, 2007

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On Sunday, members of the Brazil City Fire Department were able to get a trailer fire at 120 E. Ridge St., Brazil under control within five minutes of the initial report.
Brazil City Fire Department officials are investigating the cause of two separate weekend fires, one that totaled a vehicle and another that destroyed a mobile home.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday, city firefighters and two fire engines were dispatched to a car fire in an area near 415 S. Alabama Street. Apparently, the fire was centered in an area near a passenger compartment, but the fire spread throughout the interior of the vehicle.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, all available firefighters, including several off duty members, and all the department's firefighting equipment were dispatched to a residential fire at 120 E. Ridge Street.

Within minutes of arriving at the fully engulfed mobile home, firefighters were able to get control of the fire but continued to battle interior hot spots until 10 p.m.

The tenants, Don and Patty Rogers, reported no fire related injuries during the incident. But TransCare personnel kept a medical watch on Don, who uses an oxygen tank, when the tank ran out of oxygen.

The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the Rogers' family because the mobile home, which is owned by Mitch and Charlie Reberger, was too damaged to live in.

Members of the Brazil City Police Department provided traffic assistance at both fire scenes.

Both incidents remain under investigation to determine causes for of the fires.



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