UNION — A frying pan left on a stove was the cause of a fire that gutted a trailer Sunday morning.
Southside Fire Department Public Information Officer Roger Bailey said that his department was dispatched to 125 Caroleigh Drive in the Union area at 10:38 a.m. Sunday. Bailey said that when firefighters first arrived on the scene they received a report that a child might be inside the trailer and his department had to conduct a search and rescue in the trailer. Fortunately, however, Bailey said that no one was home in the trailer at the time of the blaze and therefore there were no injuries, either to the residents of the trailer or the firefighters involved in the search and rescue and in battling the fire.
Bailey said that Southside was assisted in battling the blaze by the Buffalo and Cross Keys fire departments. He said the Union County EMS was also called to the scene to deal with any injuries that might occur, the Union County Sheriff’s Office to maintain order, and Lockhart Power to turn off the electricity to the trailer.
Firefighters remained on the scene until 11:57 a.m., making sure the fire was out and trying to determine what caused it. Bailey said firefighters determined it started because of a frying pan left on the trailer’s stove. He said the blaze did an estimated $5,000 damage trailer which he said is a total loss.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.