Budd Lake Assists Flanders at Trailer Fire

Firefighters were alerted shortly before 1 p.m. Friday afternoon for a report of a travel trailer on fire next to a house. First arriving units found the approximately 20-foot-long trailer sitting in the driveway of the home at 41 Drakesdale Road, completely consumed by flames. Heat from the fire damaged the vinyl siding of the family’s home. Engine 95 arrived and stretched an inch and three quarter line and hit the house quickly to prevent the house from burning then turned the hoses on the camper and had the fire quickly knocked down. Firefighters were able to extinguish the trailer fire and prevent further damage to the home. The trailer was a total loss, but there were no injuries. Flanders firefighters received help from the Budd Lake Fire Company and the Netcong Fire Department. The fire is under investigation by the Mount Olive Fire Marshal’s office and the Mount Olive Police Department Detective Bureau.