Crews extinguish fire at Oak Creek trailer park
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Crews from multiple fire departments extinguished a fire at the Willow Hill Mobile Home Park in Oak Creek on Wednesday.
A little after 11:30 a.m., Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters dispatched fully to a mobile home at 201 Wildhogg Dr. in Oak Creek.
When they arrived, firefighters determined all people and pets were out of the mobile home and began fighting the fire. An engine crew from Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue, as well as an ambulance crew from Yampa, were called in to assist Oak Creek with fighting the fire.
Two people were transported to the hospital with possible smoke inhalation, but Oak Creek Fire Chief Chuck Wisecup said he heard they were already being picked up Wednesday afternoon.
A large black smoke plume from the fire could be seen from miles away. The mobile home and its contents are a total loss, and crews are still investigating the cause of the fire, but owners suspected it started near their wood stove.
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“It is going to be kind of tough to determine cause,” Wisecup said. “It burnt the floor completely out of part of it. The owners were suspecting wood stove, so I don’t know how much past that we’re going to get.”
Wisecup suspected there would be a fundraiser for the owners of the mobile home who he said did not have insurance.
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