FARMINGTON —  A fire that destroyed a trailer Tuesday morning in Sandy River Trailer Park is believed to have started in a kitchen ceiling light, according to Fire Chief Terry Bell of Farmington Fire and Rescue.

Debra Ingram was not at her home when the fire began but her two cats and dog were and they perished, she said tearfully after arriving at the scene. She left home at about 9:15 p.m. Monday and was at work.

Firefighters responded to a 7:16 a.m. report of smoke and flame at the home, Farmington Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Clyde Ross said at the scene.

A few items may be salvageable from the bedrooms on the opposite end of the trailer from where area firefighters fought the fire, Bell said.

The home was not insured. The American Red Cross is expected to provide temporary shelter for Ingram for a few days, the chief said Tuesday afternoon.

Ingram’s neighbor and friend, Rick Elkins, said the cats and dog were everything to her. She had moved into the trailer after another trailer at the end of the park received water damage and was being fixed, he said.

The trailer park is off Route 4 northwest of the Fairbanks Bridge.

Mutual aid from New Vineyard, Strong, Temple, New Sharon, Jay and Wilton helped members of Farmington Fire and Rescue contain the fire.

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