Lockwood trailer destroyed in fire early Wednesday

2014-06-11T04:02:00Z 2014-06-12T00:01:10Z Lockwood trailer destroyed in fire early WednesdayGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
June 11, 2014 4:02 am  • 

A trailer was consumed by fire in an early morning blaze Wednesday in Lockwood. 

The call to 1637 Dickie Road, No. 3, came in at about 2:10 a.m. and firefighters were at the scene by 2:14 a.m., said Lockwood Fire Department Capt. Keith Kober.

The trailer was already fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, he said. "When we pulled out of the station, you could see the glow in the sky already." 

The fire had also jumped to a pickup in the driveway, which also was destroyed.

It took about 30 minutes to put out the fire, Kober said.

Initially, firefighters thought there may be people in the trailer — two automobiles were parked in front of the trailer — but an investigation revealed that the cars had been there for at least a week and that it was unlikely that anyone was living inside.

The utilities to the trailer had been also been shut off for some time, another indicator that no one was living there, Kober said. 

The trailer was destroyed, and the Yellowstone County Sheriff's office is investigating. 

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