Abandoned trailer destroyed by fire after being used for shelter

Local

Authorities say people were living in this abandoned trailer before it was completely destroyed in a fire early Sunday. (Photo: OnScene.TV)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – An abandoned commercial trailer burned in Spring Valley Sunday, and authorities believe it was being used for shelter.

No one was found inside the trailer during the blaze, and the structure was “fully destroyed” according to a battalion chief at the scene. A significant number of people experiencing homelessness are known to frequent the area.

The fire began around 8 a.m. at Paradise Valley Road and Elkelton Place, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reported.

The fire was put out by San Miguel Fire District firefighters shortly afterward. The fire did not spread beyond the trailer and no injuries were reported.

Roads were closed at Paradise Valley Road and Elkelton Place, a busy intersection, as well as Paradise Valley Road and Worthington Street, officials said.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Most Popular Stories

Latest News

More News