First let me say....this is an abandoned trailer at a farm.
DVM's Wife wrote a post last week. And because of it I remembered to get two new smoke detectors. (So thank you DVM's Wife). While perusing the instructions for the proper place to hang the new ones. I noticed the strange fact that Mobile Homes need about two to three times the amount of detectors as stick built homes. Interesting I thought.
Come Saturday I got a lesson in why. I went to my Mum's to help her make x-mas cookies... I'll leave that experience to another blog. But afterward we walked over to a farm that they purchased where clean up is in progress.
The boys had pushed this trailer off of it's foundation and were in the process of lighting it up. This fire was lite w/out an accelerant. The first couple of pictures were taken about 1 1/2 minutes before the top one.
I totally 100% get why mobile homes need so many smoke detectors now.
Black, Dark Gray, Light Gray, White....smoke comes in many colors. All represented here.
Test and change batteries on smoke detectors folks....and if you have a travel trailer or mobile home. YOU NEED AT LEAST ONE IN EVERY ROOM. Were talking seconds to get to safety. When it was all said and done this thing went from first flame to on the ground in a matter of about 9 minutes give or take a few seconds....along with several trees. And Ohhhh...the poor trees are being cleared to make room for more farmland. Sigh....you all know how I love trees...so I was feeling a bit bad for them while all this was going on.