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February 20, 2014

Fire destroys trailer in Pulaski Township

NEW CASTLE — The state police fire marshal is investigating a blaze that destroyed a mobile home Wednesday in Pulaski Township.

Capt. Kelly Smith of the Pulaski Township Volunteer Fire Department said the trailer at Heritage Hills Mobile Home Park on Beechwood Boulevard was fully involved when crews arrived. Firefighters received the call at 10:25 a.m.

He noted the trailer had been unoccupied since Christmas.

Two nearby trailers received some damage to the exterior. The siding of one was charred, Smith said, while the windows of another cracked because of the heat from the fire. Residents of those trailers were not home at the time, he noted.

A shed next to the destroyed mobile home also was a total loss, he added.

Smith said one firefighter from the New Wilmington department suffered smoke inhalation and was treated at a medical facility in Mercer County and released.

He thanked other fire departments for assisting at the scene. In addition to New Wilmington and Pulaski, they were Neshannock, Mahoning, Shenango and Union townships from Lawrence County; Shenango Township and Mercer from Mercer County; and Coitsville and Poland from Ohio.

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