The Mid-County Fire Protection District says the state Fire Marshall’s office is investigating a mobile home fire in Montreal that occurred Sunday night. According to chief Scott Frandsen, when crews arrived on the scene near Traw Hollow Road a double-wide mobile home was fully engulfed in fire in the woods.
Frandsen said the roof of the mobile home collapsed and the fire was starting to spread to another small structure when they arrived around 8:20 p.m.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire in an hour and stop further damage to the nearby structure. Officials say they were told no one was inside the mobile home at the time of the fire.
The mobile home is a total loss and no injuries were reported.
The fire department had to use tankers to transport water from the fire station to the scene because there were no fire hydrants in the area.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
The Tri-County Fire Protection District, the Camden County Sherriff’s Office, and Laclede Electric assisted.
The scene was cleared at 11:00 p.m.