Teenager, 13, suffers burns in fire that destroys trailer home near Piqua

UPDATE @ 9:14 p.m.: The teenager injured in the trailer home fire suffered minor burns and was taken to a hospital, Piqua Fire Capt. Kris Black said.

Crews arrived to find heavy flames shooting from the windows and doors. The heat was enough to damage a neighboring shed, the captain said.

He estimated the damage to the trailer home and contents at $15,000 to $20,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

UPDATE @ 7:34 p.m.: 

A 13-year-old suffered burns to her back in the fire Friday that destroyed a trailer at the Paris Court Mobile Home Park in Spring Creek Twp., just north of Piqua.

There has been no information available about the victim's condition.

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Piqua fire crews were dispatched to the 10,000 block of North County Road 25A, Lot No. 28, just before 3 p.m. on a report of heavy smoke and flames coming from one of the trailers there.

A woman who called Miami County 9-1-1 told an emergency dispatcher a neighboring trailer was burning and she had to get dressed and gather all her animals before leaving.

"There's a fire next door!" the woman told the emergency dispatcher. "Please hurry! It's next to my trailer. My house will burn down!"

Two adults and six children were displaced, according to the call-for-service document on the incident, from Miami County Communication Center in Troy. The Red Cross was called to assist the victims.

We're working to learn more and we'll update this report when we do.

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