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‘Suspicious’ fire destroys abandoned trailer

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.

“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.