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Firefighters dispatched after explosions reported at Glacier fire

Scene of a trailer fire in Glacier (May 16, 2021). Photo courtesy of Glacier Fire and Rescue
Scene of a trailer fire in Glacier (May 16, 2021). Photo courtesy of Glacier Fire and Rescue

GLACIER, Wash. — Firefighters from Glacier Fire and Rescue (GFR) were dispatched to a report of explosions at a residential fire on Rainier Way in the early morning hours Sunday, May 16th. The fire was reported by a volunteer firefighter that lives nearby and awoken by the fire.

According to GFR Fire Chief Josh Evans, they arrived to find a fully involved travel trailer. It was determined no one was in the trailer at the time.

Evans said there were no injuries but the trailer and a van parked next to it were considered total losses.

Evans speculated the explosions heard were from burning tires bursting.

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Whatcom County Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

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