Fire destroys mobile home in Paradise Valley

Justin Post — Enterprise Staff Writer
Thursday, October 24, 2019

An Emigrant mobile home was destroyed by fire Thursday morning, fire officials said.

Fire crews were called to 68 Taurus Road in North Glastonbury at 8:43 a.m. for a report of a structure fire.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find a mobile home with smoke coming from the walls, said Paradise Valley Fire and EMS Assistant Chief Jason Otis.

The residents were not home at the time of the fire.

Firefighters were able to stop the blaze from spreading to a neighbor’s mobile home located just 12 feet away, Otis said.

“We got really fortunate,” he said.

Two dogs were rescued from inside the home, said Park County Rural Fire District #1 Chief Dann Babcox. Park Rural Fire responded to the scene to assist Paradise Valley Fire.

At press time, firefighters were still on scene.

“We’ll probably be here most of the day,” Otis said. “It was just a really good joint effort from both departments — thankfully they came and helped us.”

Babcox said the cause of the fire remains undetermined, but may have been started by a wood stove.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the fire.