GRFD responds to local trailer fire Friday evening

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Submitted photo by GRFD, December 23, 2022

December 24, 2022 — Shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, the Green River Fire Department was called out to a reported structure fire in Pioneer Park Trailer Court, in Green River. According to a press release from the GRFD, the Incident Command, Captain JP Apostolope, noticed smoke coming from underneath a mobile home. 

It was determined that the insulation under the mobile home was burning due to the attempt to thaw the main water line using a propane heater. The fire was quickly extinguished, causing damage only to the insulation and trailer skirting. There was no damage to the interior of the home.

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In total, two trucks and 14 firefighters were on the scene.

The GRFD reminds residents that in extreme cold weather conditions when thawing frozen pipes to follow these four steps:

1.       Turn on the faucet, and keep it running.

2.       Apply heat to the frozen area with a hair dryer; never use an open flame.

3.       Continue to apply heat; don’t stop heating until full water pressure has been restored.

4.       Check all faucets and prevent pipes from freezing in the future by running water through the pipes, even a trickle. This will help prevent pipes from freezing.

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