Virginia Mobile Home Destroyed by Fire

Two males were arrested after their mobile home was set on fire during a domestic dispute.


Virginia - Chesterfield County Police Officials said two males were arrested after their mobile home was set on fire during a domestic dispute at lot No. 93 at the Shady Hill Trailer Park, 6811 Jefferson Davis Highway, at about 3 a.m. on May 26.

The trailer quickly became fully involved and Chesterfield Fire and EMS were dispatched.

Responding to the fire were Engines 17, 11, 3, Truck 3, Medic 3, Medic 17 and on Mutual Aid, DSCR Engine 23.

Exposures included trees beside the trailer, tree branches over and beside the trailer, other mobile homes nearby and vehicles nearby. Firefighters were able to prevent damage to the other homes and vehicles, some scorching to the trees occurred.

One patient was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Fire crews performed an all defensive attack. Hand lines of 1¾ were used. The fire was marked under control at 0325.

Police said one male had cut the other on the hand with a knife. The second male threw papers onto a lit stove after making threats to burn the other male. Both males were able to escape before the fire completely destroyed the mobile home.

Officials said one male was arrested for assaulting the other with a knife. The second male was arrested for arson and for assaulting a police officer during the subsequent investigation. The names of the two males are not being released at this time, and the matter remains under investigation with the assistance of the Chesterfield County Fire Department.