Fire destroys Bleecker trailer

BLEECKER – A fire destroyed a double-wide trailer on Persch Road Thursday afternoon, Meco Volunteer Fire Company Chief Greg House said.

He said his department received the call for the fire at 318 Persch Road at 3:41 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

The chief said the fire’s cause or exact point of origin was still undetermined this morning, but he said the fire may have started in the back of the home.

He said the roof was made of metal, making it difficult for firefighters to get to the flames.

“A metal roof seals the top, so you aren’t able to get in, unlike a shingle-type of roof, where it burns right through,” House said.

House said a person who lives at the residence was outside when firefighters arrived. House was unsure how many people were living at the residence.

Other departments that responded to the scene included the Caroga Lake Volunteer Fire Company, the Pleasant Square Fire Department, the Sir William Johnson Volunteer Fire Company and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.