Firefighters put out 2 house fires in 3 days

A trailer home burns off Yellow Creek Road in Evanston Monday night. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze without further incident, though the home was completely destroyed. No one was home at the time of the fire, which is under investigation, and no one was injured. (COURTESY PHOTOS/Uinta County Fire and Ambulance)

EVANSTON — Volunteers with the Evanston Fire Department have had a busy week. On Monday, March 14, they were called at approximately 10 p.m. to a trailer house on fire at 2884 Yellow Creek, in South Park Village.

Cpt. Tim Overy said, “No one was at home at the time of the fire, so there were no injuries. The trailer was completely destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

On Wednesday, March 16, firefighters were in the middle of a meeting at the fire hall when a call came in at 7:30 p.m., this time for a fire at 105 Ute Ct. in a subdivision adjacent to Uinta Meadows Elementary.

“A person driving by saw a chimney fire and called it in,” Overy said. “We were on the scene within two minutes of receiving the call and were able to contain the fire to the chimney and stove area.”

The residents were at home, and there were no injuries. Overy said they were able to get the fire completely out and cleaned up within an hour.

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