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Early Morning Trailer Fire Leaves One Cville Man Homeless - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Early Morning Trailer Fire Leaves One Cville Man Homeless

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Firefighters control an early morning blaze on the 1500 block of Carlton Avenue Firefighters control an early morning blaze on the 1500 block of Carlton Avenue

Fire officials are still trying to determine the cause of an early morning fire that left one man homeless in Charlottesville.

The Charlottesville Fire Department responded to a trailer fire on the 1500 block of Carlton Avenue near the Belmont area just after 2:30 a.m.  When fire units arrived on the scene, they encountered heavy smoke conditions.

"The units responded very quickly. Trailer fires are very rapidly moving, and they got on scene very quickly and had the fire extinguished, which did save the trailer and the exposures on each side," said Chief Richard Jones of the Charlottesville Fire Department.

Neighbors near the home were asked to evacuate the area as a precaution.

"Typically, the trailers do sit in very close proximity to each other, so there is an exposure problem, so the neighbors were evacuated on either side of the residence, said Chief Richard Jones.

Neighbors say while evacuating their homes, they heard three loud booms. There is no word from fire officials on whether there were any explosions.

There was no one home at the time of the fire. Officials say the homeowner was at work at the time. 
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