Farmington Firefighters respond to a mobile home fire at the Nevada Mobile Home Park, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.
Farmington Firefighters respond to a mobile home fire at the Nevada Mobile Home Park, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (Joshua Kellogg/The Daily Times)

FARMINGTON — Farmington firefighters quickly contained a trailer fire Sunday afternoon at a mobile home park, limiting damage to one structure.

Farmington police and firefighters were dispatched to the Nevada Mobile Home Park at 222 Airport Drive #14 Sunday afternoon at 4:06 p.m. after a report that heavy smoke was coming from a trailer.

Farmington fire battalion chief Todd McCarville said when the firefighters arrived on scene, heavy smoke and flames were visible from the 35-foot trailer.

"We got a quick knock down in the first three minutes on scene," McCarville said.

Damage to the unoccupied trailer appeared to be severe.

"Anytime a trailer like this is on fire, it's usually a total loss," McCarville said. "I can't say it on this one but it's pretty common."

The main concern for firefighters was to contain the fire before it spread to other units nearby in the mobile home park.

Resident Roy Dabbs stepped out of his home and watched firefighters battled the flames.

"I pointed them towards a small cubby hole where the propane tank was," Dabbs said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The trailer's owner declined comment.

Joshua Kellogg covers education for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or jkellogg@daily-times.com. Follow him on Twitter @jkelloggdt.