‘Suspicious’ fire destroys abandoned trailer

Published 10:47 am Tuesday, July 6, 2010

CHESAPEAKE — Local firefighters battled a blaze Monday night at an abandoned trailer for the second time in about a month.

“It was suspicious in nature because there were no utilities,” Ed Webb, assistant Chesapeake fire chief, said. “It was on a dead end road. It was a shell of a mobile home that was left from the first fire.”

The trailer was located on a private drive off County Road 59, also known as Green Hollow Road. It had been unoccupied at the time of the first fire.

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“The roof of the mobile home has collapsed,” Webb said. “There was nothing salvageable. There wasn’t much left the first time. … It was uninhabitable after the first fire.”

Firefighters were called to the scene around 10 p.m. Monday and were there for about 90 minutes.

“There is a lot of water on it,” Webb said.

Crews from the volunteer fire departments of Chesapeake, Proctorville and Fayette Township responded.