5th Wheel Fire - Weippe
From the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office: On 7/1/21, at approximately 6:45 AM, Clearwater County Deputies, Weippe Fire Department, and the Weippe Ambulance, responded to 620 W Pierce Ave; #5 (Durant's Trailer Park), in Weippe for a structure fire. It was reported a trailer house was on fire. The residence on fire turned out to be a 5th wheel trailer. The fire only involved one trailer. Russell R. Finnell (19), was inside the trailer sleeping when the structure caught fire. Awaken only by someone banging on his door, Finnell was able to escape the flames without injury. Weippe Fire Department was able to contain and extinguish the flames without further damage to the rest of the trailer park. The 5th wheel was a total loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.