Mobile home fire sends one to hospital


Decatur – An 18 year old Decatur man is in the hospital after suffering burns in a fire.


On Thursday evening firefighters were called to 1255 Brookfield Drive, in Decatur.  Decatur Fire Inspector, Brad Gilmar says it was accidentally started, when the burn victim was starting a fire in the fireplace of the trailer. He was burned and taken to Memorial Medical Center, in Springfield.


The trailer is a total loss.  Two dogs died from the smoke, luckily though firefighters did save one dog.

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