Cat Presumed Dead, Family of Five Displaced after Trailer Fire

On Sunday, April 10 at 1:17 PM the Germantown Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at W211 N11863 Unit A-11 Hilltop Drive in the Maple Terrace Mobile home park, according to a release from the fire department. Upon arrival on scene firefighters found a single wide mobile home 90% involved in fire, with the trailer to the east also starting to catch fire.

Firefighters along with their partners controlled the exposure fire and contained the fire to the original trailer.

The occupants escaped from the trailer and there were no reported injuries. The occupant's pet cat is missing and presumed dead in the fire, according to the fire department. Damage to the original trailer is estimated at $15,000 for the trailer and contents and damage to the second trailer is estimated at $3,000.

The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced family of five.

The cause and origin of this fire is under investigation by the Germantown Fire Department.

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