WEATHERSFIELD TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A trailer caught fire Monday morning in Weathersfield Township.

Firefighters were called about 3:30 a.m. to Bentwood Manor, which is off Deforest Road.

There isn’t much left of the trailer on Judyth Street. The mobile home Michelle Querry’s mother Sheila Conn and her older brother called home was destroyed by fire. Their three pet cats — Chaos, Doodle Bug, and Fuzz — are missing.

“I could have lost my mother on the night of Mother’s Day, and I didn’t. And my brother, too, but they’re both here today. I thank God for that,” Querry said.

Weathersfield Fire Chief Tom Lambert says the woman who lived there woke up to a fire in the living room.

“She tried to put it out with water and when she went back to the living room with the pot of water, the fire grew and was going up the wall,” Lambert said.

Several people called 911 and reported hearing an explosion.

Caller: “A trailer just blew up.”
Caller: “I was sitting here and I heard this boom, and man, my whole trailer shook.”

Querry said her brother wasn’t home at the time, but her mother, who has a low tolerance for activity and is on home oxygen, got out alive.

“I’m not sure what happened yet, but once the fire got going, the oxygen concentrators in the home became projectile and they did quite a bit of the explosive damage that you are seeing here,” Querry said.

The Ohio State Fire Marshal is investigating.