Old trailer lost in fire

Freedom New Mexico

A fire burned the remains of an old trailer house Monday night near U.S. 70 across from Greyhound Stadium.

Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Golden said firefighters received the call about the fire around 7 p.m. and finished extinguishing it in about two hours.

He said firefighters believe a saw used to cut metal to disassemble the trailer sent off sparks that ignited later.

The sub-floor and frame were the only parts of the trailer left because the owner had cut away and hauled off the rest as junk, Golden said.