Fast-moving fire destroys home in Shelby

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 April 2024 at 6:27 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

SHELBY – Firefighters work to put out a fire this afternoon at a trailer at 12523 West Countyhouse Rd. in Shelby.

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 4:42 p.m.

Darryl Luxon was able to safely get out of the trailer along with his dog, his neighbor said.

The wind caused the fire to spread fast, said Debbie Taylor, chief of the East Shelby Fire Company.

The trailer also was an older model, where a fire tends to move quickly through the structure, she said.

East Shelby was assisted at the scene by firefighters from Shelby and Medina.

Taylor said the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke while working to put out the fire, which was near the Albion and Barre town lines on West Countyhouse Road.