Trailer fire sends black smoke plume over Columbia Heights

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A Bad Rock volunteer firefighter helps put out a trailer fire Thursday morning at the Ohís Body Shop wrecking yard in Columbia Heights. The trailer was a total loss. (Chris Peterson/Hungry Horse News)

Fire consumed a junk trailer Thursday morning at the Ohís Body Shop wrecking yard in Columbia Heights off Jensen Road. Bad Rock Fire Chief Kirk Katzenmeyer said a brush fire caught the trailer on fire.

The trailer was a total loss. No one was injured. The fire started about 10 a.m. Firefighters were back in service by noon.

Bad Rock Fire Department had nine personnel at the blaze, including two tender trucks. Columbia Falls responded with mutual aid and a tender truck, as well.

A plume of black smoke hung over Columbia Heights from the fire.

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