Fire Fighters Battle Multiple Mobile Fires in the Upper Peninsula

Three mobile homes, a 2 car garage, and a car were destroyed by fire Saturday in the Eastern U.P. 

Fire crews say it was a result of a camp fire, when the county was under a no burn restriction. They say the open fire got out of control when the wind carried it to several mobile homes at Shady Oaks Trailer Park in Kinross.

Firefighters from the township, as well as Rudyard, and Pickford fought the fire for more than 5 hours.

Kinross Township Volunteer Fire Chief Ed Jenereau tells us  that the garage and 2 of the homes were fully engulfed when they arrived. The fire even spread to a wooded area near the homes, and charred a couple of acres, before it was totally put out. 

Jenereau says a mobile home can burn in under ten minutes, and this fire spread quickly.

No one was seriously injured. Fire crews say someone was treated for burns on the scene, and a firefighter had to be hospitalized for dehydration and heat exhaustion, but he was treated and released.

The homes are considered total losses.