Capital City Fire/Rescue officials respond to a trailer fire that was reported at the Switzer Village Mobile Home Park in the Lemon Creek area Wednesday afternoon. No one was in the trailer at the time of the fire, and no injuries have been reported, officials say. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Capital City Fire/Rescue officials respond to a trailer fire that was reported at the Switzer Village Mobile Home Park in the Lemon Creek area Wednesday afternoon. No one was in the trailer at the time of the fire, and no injuries have been reported, officials say. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

CCFR: Wiring failure causes trailer fire in Lemon Creek area

Damages are estimated to be around $10,000 and the owner did not have insurance, officials say.

A fire caused by failed wiring in a trailer located in the Lemon Creek area was extinguished within minutes by Capital City Fire/Rescue Wednesday afternoon, according to CCFR Assistant Chief Ed Quinto.

“We got it out, it’s under control,” he told the Empire. “It was small and they were able to put it out in a few minutes.”

While at the scene Wednesday afternoon, Quinto said that around 12:15 p.m. CCFR received a report of an apparent trailer fire at Switzer Village Mobile Home Park.

CCFR Chief Rich Etheridge said there was heavy smoke when CCFR arrived and firefighters arriving at the scene confirmed there was a fire in the attic of the trailer. No one was inside the trailer at the time of the fire and no injuries have been reported.

Through investigation it was determined that the fire originated from a bedroom, and was confined to the small air space between the original roof and the rain cover, according to a news release. The fire was caused by wiring to the ceiling light that had failed and ignited the space above the ceiling.

According to the news release, the damages are estimated to be around $10,000 and the owner did not have insurance.

• Contact reporter Clarise Larson at clarise.larson@juneauempire.com or (651)-528-1807.

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