Fire Damages Home in Betzwood Trailer Park
One reported injured with burns.
The fire reported in the trailer park occured at 115 Whitley Drive, within Lower Providence Township. The home's owners said they were out safely, as were their dogs.
Neighbors say that a previous fire had happened before in the area, and it is documented from 2009 on the Lower Providence Fire Department call history pages online.
Neighbors, who asked us not to print their full names, also noted that it was difficult to get water to the fire, due to the lack of fire hydrants in the Betzwood Trailer Park. They also say a lack of street lights and poor maintenance is a problem with homeowners there.
The trailer fire at 115 is now knocked down. Most damage appears to have been to the rear of the structure. Hoses are now down, and Lower Providence Fire Department has declared the fire "under control."
The rescue crews are standing by awaiting the arrival of the fire marshall. The full extent of the damage is not yet known.
The original story is below:
A fire reportedly damaged a home in the Betzwood Trailer Park late Friday night.
Fire crews were dispatched to the location at 11:18 p.m. According to reports on county public safety radio, the fire was declared under control at 11:35 p.m.
The fire was said to have been mainly located in the back bedroom of a home at the corner of Whitley Drive and Evan Drive.
PhillyFireNews.com reported on its Twitter feed that emergency medical services had been called to the scene for a burn victim.