WOLF CREEK, Ore. -- The Wolf Creek Fire Department says that 25 percent of a man's body is burned after a neighbor managed to pull him from his burning trailer.
The Wolf Creek Fire Department says on February 3, 2019 a trailer caught on fire at the Creekside R.V. Park located at 999 Old Highway 99.
Crews say when they arrived they found a male burn victim at the RV park office with burns to 25 percent of his body. A neighbor told fire crews that he pulled the man from inside the trailer — saving the man's life.
Firefighters said that when they arrived the front half of a trailer near space #18 was fully involved.
"The outside front propane tanks' pressure-relief valves were popping off to relieve pressure. creating a hazardous environment," Wolf Creek Fire said.
Responding firefighters made an initial attack on the fire, cooling the propane tanks and suppressing the fire, preventing its spread to other trailers nearby.
Crews say the trailer appeared to have no smoke alarms. The cause of the fire has been determined to be related to a "heat plate that was being utilized as a heating source."
The patient was transported by AMR to the hospital and later medivaced to a Portland burn center for treatment.
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