PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A mobile home was destroyed by fire Sunday morning in the Sunny Acres trailer park off Bristol Ferry Road. No injuries were reported.
On Sunday, at approximately 10:21 a.m., Portsmouth police responded to 31 North Drive for the report of a structure fire.
According to the resident, he heard a noise coming from the heater. Upon his inspection, he observed flames and smoke coming from the heating device.
The homeowner attempted to put out the flames, but was not successful.
The Portsmouth Fire Department was dispatched and successfully put out the fire; however, the residence was a total loss.
The residences of 29 and 31 North Drive were also damaged due to the extreme heat.
No injuries were reported at the time; this is an ongoing investigation. The Red Cross also assisted residents on scene.
Local residents are already starting a collection of clothing for the couple whose home was destroyed.