Republic Woman Dies in Trailer Fire

A woman has died after a trailer fire at the Alpine Village mobile home park near Republic, Missouri.

Authorities say a 911 call reported a fire on the porch of the trailer but by the time fire crews arrived on the scene the entire trailer was engulfed in flames.

The husband of the woman was able to escape the fire. Witnesses say that the man tried to get back into the trailer to save his wife but passed out.

The couple used oxygen, and the tanks inside the home caused several explosions that made the dousing of the fire more challenging to fire personnel. Crews from Republic, Brookline, Bois D’Arc, and Willard fought the blaze.

Officials say about 50 firefighters in all were on the scene.

Smoke from the flames could be seen for miles.

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