HFD prevents trailer fire from spreading to nearby woods

HFD prevents trailer fire from spreading to nearby woods

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Some Hattiesburg firefighters were kept busy during the lunch hour Saturday, preventing a fire at an old trailer from spreading to a wooded area nearby.

Fire officials say a man was using a blowtorch to dismantle an old mobile home at a storage site along Highway 49 when it caught fire.

It destroyed two trailers and heavily damaged a third before firefighters put it out.

They contained the blaze to the immediate area, saving some other nearby trailers and preventing it from spreading to a wooded area adjacent to the property.

No injuries were reported.