Printed on: April 02, 2013

Manufactured home destroyed in blaze

By J.E. Mathewson
jmathewson@postregister.com

Firefighters responded to a fire on the 9000 North block of 85th East on Monday afternoon.

Idaho Falls Fire Department Capt. Shelby Beattie said the fire burned an unoccupied manufactured home, an older-model pickup truck, a camp trailer and 5 to 7 acres. He said the damage is estimated at $12,000. There were no injuries.

Beattie said the fire is believed to have started when someone started a controlled burn of the ditch bank. Controlled burns are legal in Bonneville County and can help unclog weeds from irrigation ditches.

Reporter Jen Mathewson can be reached at 542-6751.