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Fire at 685 Broadway Trailer Park

The mobile home was fully engulfed around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening.

A trailer home at 685 Broadway was fully engulfed in flames around 5 p.m. Tuesday night, with EMTs reporting no injuries.

A woman was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution. 

Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire in minutes, with investigators continue to determine the cause of the fire.

Some nearby cars and other mobile homes were reportedly damaged in the fire, though none nearly as extensively 

Chris Caesar July 11, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I love your breakfast sandwiches, but I am confused by your comment.
Tony H. July 11, 2012 at 10:15 PM
If you look at Cornucopia's post history, you'll see Ted Coates mentioned in every single post. None of the posts make sense to me, but what do I know?
Kathleen Sullivan July 12, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Do we know who the occupants are of this catastrophic fire? Has there been a fund set up to help them out?
Matthew July 13, 2012 at 01:17 AM
It was a crack house. Can't see many people stepping up to help.
Matthew July 13, 2012 at 01:18 AM
I know the police will have a few less calls to respond to now.
Michael B Elvale July 13, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Greg, Did you buy crack there? How do you know it's a crack house (your words not mine)....?
Matthew July 13, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Michael B. If you actually get involved in your city you would be surprised the information you can find out. For starters by a scanner. Secondly it is a well known fact with the police and fire departments the goings on at that address. Third you better have good information about someone before you throw an accusation like you just did pal.
Kathleen Sullivan July 13, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Thanks for the update.
Michael B Elvale July 13, 2012 at 02:51 AM
So you know this from a scanner? Just wondering how you know Greg, you seem pretty informed, maybe you on the job, eh Bro? It is a tragedy anytime anyone loses their home to fire or any other disaster....
Matthew July 13, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Michael.....Figure out you were barking up the wrong tree pal. Oh by the way I can't stand people who hide behind a fake name.
Michael B Elvale July 13, 2012 at 03:00 AM
You keep listening and passing judgement...... God Bless you Gregory, your in my prayers.
Matthew July 13, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Michael I never said it wasn't a tragedy. I just don't expect there to be a line of people looking to donate funds. Oh and yeah scanners do help the public no whats going on in their city. If you had one you would know that the occupant of the trailers boyfriend overdosed in that very same trailer two weeks ago, and the police probably have a long log of complaints at that address for drug related problems. Last, I am not your Bro.
Matthew July 13, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Michael I'm not passing judgement, just stating facts. I don't need someone hiding behind a fake name to pray for me pal. Get back to me when you actually have something intelligent to add to these posts
Don July 13, 2012 at 11:37 AM
I would donate to the bulldozer fund. This is exactly the type of place that needs to be demolished and an empty lot left in its place. Sends a message to the other thugs and clears the way for new development.
Michael B Elvale July 13, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Send that Bulldozer on over to Bowdoin st, lotta cAlls coming in foR that place, have him stop at Lisbon, a few over there too, Harvard st parK too...........
Michele Z July 14, 2012 at 02:08 AM
I can tell you that my grandparents house is to the right of the one that burned down. They are elderly(86 and 92) and have little money and the same goes for the house on the left. My grandparents have lived there over 40 years. Both house shave damage due to the fire and my grandfather and my mom's cars that were in the driveway were totaled. If anyone wants to set up a fund to help those two familes it would be greatly needed and appreciated. As you can imagine being elderly it is hard for them to makes ends meet.
Matthew July 14, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Michele if a fund should get set up to help your grandparents I would be more than happy to donate. Keep us posted. Are they able to stay at the house?
Michele Z July 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Yes they can stay there. It is mostly melted siding and broken windows. The cars were the biggest loss. I went by yesterday and my heart aches. My grandmother and the elderly lady to the left were both standing arm in arm crying in front of a now empty lot. A lot of the elderly that live there have been there so long that they were oblivious to the state of what was going on around them. They are definatly better off with that lady gone now. I will look into a fund and keep everyone posted and thanks for your offer to donate.
david mokal July 14, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Malden Firefighters did a great job ...The Mobile Holmes are all aluminum and soon as it gets hot all hell breaks loose very high temps like being in a furnace. The mobile home park is very well kept since it was first built. It used to be a huge swamp there we called it a bog and we all skated there all winter when we were kids.Sorry to hear about your Grandmothers loss and her freinds I knew many people there from the beginning I probably know her. I grew up in that area. Please keep us posted Michele.
david mokal July 14, 2012 at 01:29 PM
TO GREG there not all crack addicts that live there. They are many owners and are elderly/ . If thats how you feel lets bulldose all the elderly housing where they have stuffed your addicts in because the law says there disabled. Ward One used to be class A when I bought here in 1972, Crystal Met was going to open up next store to me Told the wrong cop. Ya never know whats beside you or who will move in next. Hey Greg we have had addicts and crooks in city hall dont ya remember the 518,000 thousand that got stolen and the addict that was in charge. Greg Neighborhoods change Ive lived in this one since 71 been to 7 different countries and all I had to do was walk out my front door LOL. Your posts are good Greg not pickin on ya Im just a bitter ol guy, lol Goin down to get me a large DD iced Coffee if I dont get shot on the way!
Bill M July 14, 2012 at 08:37 PM
If there was a fire station in Maplewood, would the whole thing have burned ?
Matthew July 15, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Hi David. Sir I never said that everyone that lived there was an addict or a problem. I also don't think it's right that the addicts are placed in the elderly complexs that we have, but as you said the law allows it, unfortunately. I do remember the 518,000 stolen and the circumstances surrounding it. Made the city look like crap. I to have been in my neighborhood almost as long 72. I wouldn't call you a bitter old man. Just another concerned citizen in this city along for the ride. I hope you made it to DD safely and you enjoyed your ice coffee. God knows it was a perfect night for one. I hope you enjoy your night. By the way. I'm wondering if you might have a daughter? I went to school with a girl with the same last name as yours? Take care.
John Q July 15, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Bill M, There is a fire station in Maplewood....
Nicole July 16, 2012 at 12:12 AM
The mobile home belonged to a mother and get 2 children the children were my brothers what there mother does on her own time is her problem but 2 young children lost there home and everything in not to mention are father died a few years ago and his ashes were in that house so we have now lost him again I hope you people and all your comments feel proud of yourself
Rick M July 16, 2012 at 03:53 PM
to John Q....the Maplewood Station is no longer rented by the city from MVRCS. It was determined to be uninhabitable at the time and the engine was moved to Rowes Quarry. Funding and a sizable grant has now put the other engine from that station in service at HQ across from the HighSchool....leaving no coverage for almost 2.5 square miles. Glad I moved away from Bishop Rd when I did! TO NICOLE...how could the State, or even worse your family, let kids live in a home where there was just an overdose two weeks ago? (that is if the police scanner reports earlier are true) I'm sorry for their property losses but their lives are my bigger concern, especially after your comments. God help their future!!
BoB Mayne July 17, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Nicole The Children were revomed from there Mother 2 months ago do your home work before making a statement
David T July 18, 2012 at 12:46 AM
nightman-Bob Decotis the owner of the park graciouly offered to make repairs to adjoining properties.He should be commended for his compassion for the elderly folks that lived in the park for many years.
JEAN BROWN July 29, 2012 at 12:40 AM
THE TRAILER THAT BURNT WAS OWNED BY THE PARK AND IT WAS THAT IDIOT WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE DOWN FALL OF WHAT WAS ALWAYS A NICE LOCATION TO LIVE..........DECOTIS NEEDS TO HAVE A SOUL AND STOP ADDING TO THE PROBLEMS HE HAS CREATED..................DON'T SEE ANY COMMENTS ABOUT THE FACT FIRST TWO HYDRANTS DID NOT EVEN WORK BECAUSE THIS SLUM LORD HADN'T MAINTAINED THEM ....HAD IT BEEN WINDY A LOT OF OTHER NORMAL FOLKS IN PARK WOULD HAVE LOST THEIR HOMES....
JEAN BROWN July 29, 2012 at 12:45 AM
WELL KEPT PARK???? MAYBE IN THE LATE 60'S WHEN BUILT TO LATE 80'S ..........CLEARLY YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.....PARK HAS BEEN POORLY KEPT OVER THE LAST 20 YRS...........WHICH IS WHY TOOK THREE TRIES TO FIND A HYDRANT THAT WORKED TO PUT OUT THE FIREIN THE FIRST PLACE..............
JEAN BROWN July 29, 2012 at 12:47 AM
HE'S LIABLE AS OWNED THE TRAILER THAT BURNT........THERE WAS NOTHING GRACIOUS ABOUT IT..............HE'S AFRAID OF BEING SUED FOR THE NEGLIGENCE IN THE FIRST PLACE

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