ST. REGIS FALLS — A fire believed to be electrical in nature destroyed a mobile home on South River Road on Sunday morning.

Crews arriving on the scene shortly before 7:30 a.m. found the trailer engulfed in flames, with a portion of the roof collapsed, said St. Regis Falls Fire Chief Wilbur Bailey. Firefighters could do little to save the structure, but were able to save a camper trailer that was parked nearby, Bailey said.

Heat from the fire warped the siding on the camper, which was parked to the south of the trailer, but a wind out of the south blew the fire to the north, helping firefighters save the camper, Bailey said.

The resident of the trailer had left about 90 minutes before firefighters were called, Bailey said. No one was injured fighting the blaze, he said.

“It’s always a good fire when everybody goes home safe,” Bailey said.

The trailer was insured, Bailey noted.

Although the cause of the fire had not been fully determined as of Monday night, Franklin County Cause and Origin did not deem it suspicious, the chief said.

Firefighters from St. Regis Falls, Dickinson, Moira and Paul Smiths-Gabriels fought the blaze; a crew from Duane stood by at its station.

All departments were back in service at around 11 a.m.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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