Nobody hurt in mobile home, garage fire in rural St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH — Nobody was hurt in a late afternoon fire that damaged a mobile home and garage in rural St. Joseph.

According to a fire department report, firefighters from the St. Joseph-Stanton Fire Department were called to a fire at a mobile home at 2266 County Road 1200 N at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Joseph-Stanton firefighters received mutual aid assistance from the Sidney, Home and Ogden-Royal fire departments.

When firefighters arrived at 4:24 p.m., they found the mobile home fully involved in fire.

St. Joseph-Stanton Fire Chief Russell Chism said winds were blowing the flames into a garage about 20 feet away from the mobile home.

Chism said nobody was inside the mobile home when the fire was discovered. He said the owner of the mobile home lived in a separate house on the property and used the mobile home for a ham radio operation.

According to the report, firefighters had the fire under control by 5 p.m. and left the scene at 6:16 p.m.

Total damage to the mobile home and garage together was estimated at $50,000.

Chism said the fire started in the north end of the mobile home. The cause of the fire was undetermined as of Wednesday night, he said.

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