Fire destroyed three abandoned trailers in a morning fire June 13 in Alamo.
Robert Mayfield of 110 Weeping Willow Lane in Alamo said his brother-in-law was starting a fire in some old wood and trash behind the house just east of Pahranagat Valley High School.
He said the two of them were separating the trash from the wood, but it was too close, and caught on to one the mobile homes, then spread to the others. Completely burned were two 40-foot homes and a 30-foot trailer.
Mayfield said there was nothing of significance in the mobile homes, “We had already taken everything of value out of them, so there was nothing left, it was just all trash.”
There were no injuries. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, along with five fighters, three trucks from the Pahranagat Valley Volunteer Fire Department, and a rescue truck responded.
Deputy Derek Foremaster said the blaze was fully involved when they arrived with flames going about 40 feet high.
The Mayfield home in front was evacuated as the wind was pushing the fire that way, Foremaster said, but firefighters were able to contain the flames from reaching the house or any other outbuildings in the rear.
A trailer attached to a pickup with some railroad ties did catch fire, and burned partially, but was moved to the street in front of the house.