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Fire Destroys Three East Freedom Twp. Homes

A fire destroyed three trailer homes in Blair county early Wednesday morning. We’re still learning more about what happened.

We spoke with neighbors and one of the trailer park’s managers.

911 officials say the blaze broke out just after 4 a.m. along Chevrolet Drive in East Freedom Township. The fire demolished these structures, with a trailer park manager telling us these are “beyond repair.”

“This was a mess,” said Gail Clark, whose family’s company, Jay Clark Inc., helps run the trailer park. “This just went up. It was so hot. It was just a burning tinder. It just was unreal.”

About 10 fire departments arrived on the scene early Wednesday morning.

“They did a wonderful job, They got it as contained as they could and kept it from spreading to any other of the homes. And we were very thankful for that.”

No injures have been reported. Authorities say the fire quickly spread through the three trailers before becoming a brush fire.

Shanon McGregor lives next door to where the fire happened.

“I was actually in bed, sleeping,”

Her home caught on fire years ago, so her immediate thought was: “‘Please get them out before it gets to my trailer. Please.’ ‘Cause those ones were all empty, so I’m just glad everybody was okay and not nobody got hurt.”

A state police fire marshal has been called in to help investigate the cause of the blaze.

While nobody lived inside the burnt-down homes, Clark tells us, “There is a family that has been made homeless by this.”

“They were getting ready to move into here. Prior to that, we were just housing them in a different home. Not, not quite livable, but we were getting ready to put them in here. The fire has damaged that home beyond repair.”

Clark says the family’s housed at the Duncansville Comfort Inn.

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