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Deadly fire in Magill's Trailer Park


A fire in Magill’s Trailer Park killed 79-year-old Frank T. Neidiffer on Saturday, June 20.

Dave Berg, Assistant Chief for the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department, says he arrived at the scene where police told him an individual might be trapped in the burning trailer. Because of heavy smoke, police didn't enter the structure.

“I didn't consider it safe to enter the building either,” Berg says.

Berg says a neighbor was fighting the fire with a garden hose before two engines and other emergency vehicles arrived at the scene.

A crew was then able to enter the trailer and found Neidif...

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