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Early morning fire destroys two trailers in Petersburg

Early morning fire destroys two trailers in Petersburg (WICS/WRSP)

Petersburg Rural Fire Department responded to a trailer fire at NSPOA Campgrounds around 5:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials say one trailer caught fire and spread to two others.

A propane tank also caught fire at the scene. Fire officials put out the flames on the propane tank before working on the trailer fires.

"It made it much more difficult because they spent a lot of time trying to extinguish that propane tank," Chief Deputy of the Menard County Sheriff's Office Ben Hollis said.

Two trailers were destroyed and one was damaged.

The fire also reached a nearby tree.

The fire is still under investigation, as there is no definite cause of the fire that has yet been determined.

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