UPDATE: Fire Destroys Trailer

POSTED BY: Kelly Choate
Monday, September 26, 2011 - 06:23 PM

A fire in Muskingum County destroyed a trailer on Monday afternoon.

Washington Township Fire Chief Gene Hanning said firefighters from Washington Township and Zanesville responded to a call just before 5 PM.  He said the trailer at 201 Eastwood Drive was engulfed in flames when they arrived.

"There may have been people home, but they got out, and there's no one injured," said Hanning.

Firefighters were able to control the fire before it could spread to nearby structures.

"We probably got here within five minutes and had the fire knocked down, but now comes the time to shovel out all of the burning embers," said Hanning.

Hanning said the trailer is likely a total loss, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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