Firefighting, Structural Firefighting

Two Killed in OR Mobile Home Fire

Firefighters responded last Friday to a mobile home fire that killed two people in Salem, Oregon.

The fire occurred at a home in a mobile home park in the northwest side of the city, according to a report from the Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/XRJiAD). Dispatchers received a call at 7:10 p.m. reporting fire and heavy smoke coming from a mobile home. Salem Fire Department and Marion County Fire District No. 1 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire.

Firefighters extinguished the fire in approximately 40 minutes, but the home was deemed a complete loss.

Read additional details on the incident at http://stjr.nl/XRJiAD.

Fires at mobile homes often pose particular problems for firefighters because of such issues as access to the scene and water supply, among others. For training articles on issues related to mobile home fires, consider MOBILE HOME FIRES , PART 1: PROBLEMS AND PREFIRE PLANNING, THE DANGERS OF MOBILE HOME FIRES , and Mobile Homes: Small Houses, Big Challenges.