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Firefighters save house from blaze; 2 abandoned trailers destroyed

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 5:12pm

A fire in a rural area of south Bossier Parish destroyed two abandoned trailer homes early Wednesday afternoon, but firefighters were able to contain the fire to keep it from destroying the main home on the property.

The fire began around 12:30 p.m. when the resident at 264 Vantage Pointe Road south of Sligo Road was burning leaves on her property. The flames jumped to the nearby abandoned trailer on her property, and the fire quickly spread to another trailer adjacent to the primary residence.

Firefighters from South Bossier Fire, East 80 Fire and Haughton Fire Department, along with deputies from the Bossier Sheriff's Department quickly responded. A deputy was patrolling nearby, and when he arrived on scene, he quickly pulled the electric meter from the residence. Firefighters were initially called to fight a possible brush fire in addition to a structure fire, so they were equipped with their brush trucks in order to make their way down the rural country road to the residence.

Firefighters fought the quick-spreading flames which had made their way to the rear of the home after destroying the two abandoned trailers. They were able to confine and stop the fire at the rear bedroom of the residence, saving the home.

No one was injured.

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