Fire displaces three Smith R. households

By Jessica Cejnar, The Triplicate April 10, 2014 11:24 am

Three households were displaced and one woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday after a fire damaged three trailers at the La Joya RV Park in Smith River.

Kevin Brambila, whose parents own the RV park and the neighboring Mexican market, said the fire started in one trailer at about 4 p.m. before spreading to the others. Smith River firefighters finished extinguishing the blaze at about 5 p.m., he said.

The fire prompted the park’s other occupants to evacuate, Brambila said. Luckily, many were away from home at the time, he said. About eight people evacuated.

“One of the trailers was destroyed, the one next to it was damaged and a car was destroyed and the one next to that, its windows got blown out,” Brambila said.

One woman, Cheryl Adamson, was trapped inside the first trailer and had to be rescued, Brambila said. Adamson had shared the RV with her husband, who was also home at the time of the blaze.

Adamson was taken to Sutter Coast Hospital and was being treated for her injuries, according to hospital spokeswoman Beth Liles.

The resident of the second RV was able to escape with his dog, Brambila said. The third family, including two children, were away when the fire started, he said.

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