Halifax: Fire leaves mobile home uninhabitable

A fire Wednesday afternoon in a mobile home park in Halifax left the trailer at 65 Maplewood Drive completely gutted. Halifax Fire Chief Bill Carrico says the call came in around 12:30.

“I arrived on scene, I had heavy fire on the porch, every part of the porch was on fire,” Carrico said. “I walked around to the right side of the building and had heavy fire venting out of the kitchen area.”

He says it took no more than 10 minutes to put out.

“We had a little access problem, because the back door was locked,” Carrico said. “So we hit up right from the exterior onto the porch, and then made our way in, hit the kitchen fire, pushed that out of the kitchen window and it was textbook.”

The fire left the mobile home in shambles. Only burnt embers remained as the roof over the porch was blown out and the interior had heavy smoke and fire damage. The owners of the mobile home are reportedly on vacation and nobody was home at the time. The cause remains under investigation.

Fire at 65 Maplewood Drive, Halifax. Photo by Steve Burns

Fire at 65 Maplewood Drive, Halifax. Photo by Steve Burns

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Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, and eventual graduation in 2014, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.