Structure Fire Early Tuesday Morning
The City of McCook Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire Tuesday morning, October 31st at 1409 East Fairacres in McCook. The first arriving fire department crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of a single wide trailer house. All the residents of the home, including a pet, were able to evacuate the structure safely prior to the arrival of the fire department.
First arriving fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire in the rear half of the trailer house that had spread to a vehicle located beside the structure. The fire also caused damage to the neighboring structures exterior. Fire department personnel quickly extinguished the fire; however, the fire had already caused severe damage to the structure and contents. Firefighters remained on the scene to extinguish hot spots.
The cause of the fire appears to be electrical in nature and started in the rear bedroom area. An investigator was called in from the Nebraska State Fire Marshals office to assist in the investigation.
There was severe damage to the structure and contents. The American Red Cross responded to provide aid to the displaced residents.
The City of McCook Fire Department responded with one ladder truck, one engine, one ambulance and one command vehicle, and mutual aid from Red Willow Western Rural Fire Department. Eleven fire personnel spent over two hours on the scene.