Fire destroys mobile home near Ingleside

The remains of a mobile home and a car are roped off with caution tape at a trailer park on Colonial Drive near Ingleside, Ont. on Monday, June 4, 2018 after an overnight fire. The building was completely involved by the time firefighters arrived around 1 a.m. There were no injuries. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

INGLESIDE – Not even rain could hold back raging flames early Monday morning as a fire destroyed one unit in a South Stormont mobile home park.

Firefighters from Ingleside and Long Sault stations were called to the park at 15104 Colonial Drive just before 1 a.m.

By the time they arrived, the home was engulfed in fire.

“We did respond with six vehicles. Ingleside had first attack with their pumper. It was fully engulfed on arrival,” Acting Fire Chief Paul McAlear told Cornwall Newswatch.

Firefighters managed to keep the fire from spreading to nearby units, which are nestled close together. But the fire was hot enough to incinerate most of a small sedan parked in the driveway. There are about a dozen mobiles in the park, about two kilometers west of Vin Vista Drive.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, McAlear said.

He estimates the loss at $50,000.

There were no injuries as nobody was home at the time of the fire and there were no pets in the building, the acting chief said.

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