Firefighters douse trailer blaze
Firefighters from the Quincy Fire Department mop up after a fire burned the inside of a fifth-wheel trailer Monday afternoon at the Riverdance Equestrian Park on Bucks Lake Road. No one was injured in the fire. Photo by Dan McDonald
Firefighters from Quincy and the U.S. Forest Service combined to contain a fire in a detached fifth-wheel trailer house Monday afternoon.
The fire happened about 1:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Riverdance Equestrian Center off Bucks Lake Road near Quincy.
Quincy Fire Chief Robbie Cassou said the cause of the fire was still under investigation Monday afternoon.
Three Quincy fire engines and a Forest Service engine responded to the call.
Cassou said a Forest Service firefighter was the first one on the scene. He credited that fireman for saving the trailer.
“He closed the bedroom window and probably saved the structure,” Cassou said.
No one was injured in the fire. But Cassou guessed the trailer would “no longer be habitable” because of all the smoke damage.
In addition to the firefighters, an ambulance from Plumas District Hospital was on the scene.
Editors Note: After reading our story, Jeff Dupras of the Plumas National Forest sent the following response: