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Early morning fire destroys Ashland home

ASHLAND, Mo. (KMIZ)

An early morning fire in Ashland destroyed a trailer home along Gerard Drive.

According to Southern Boone Fire Protection District Fire Chief James Bullard, a neighbor called in the fire just before 1 a.m. on Monday.

An ABC 17 News Crew spoke with a woman at the scene who said she called in the fire because she saw the home completely engulfed in flames.

Chief Bullard said the trailer was covered by flames when emergency crews arrived six minutes after the call came in.

Trailer in Ashland completely destroyed in an early morning fire on Jan. 3, 2022

Chief Bullard said fighting a fire in extremely cold temperatures can add some challenges.

"With the cold weather, you have an increased problem with water freezing and it's slick," said Chief Bullard. "Pumps can freeze up if they're not operated properly and cold weather is hard on everything, mechanical and people."

He said the cause of the fire is still under investigation but there is no indication that a space heater started the fire.

Chief Bullard said officials don't believe anyone was living in the trailer at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported.

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Meghan Drakas

Meghan joined ABC 17 News in January 2021.
The Penn State grad is from the Philadelphia suburbs where she interned with several local TV stations.

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