Four displaced in trailer fire

Four people – two adults and two children – were displaced in a trailer fire at Poplar Village, 12400 W. Axline St., Lot 59, this morning.

They were displaced as a precautionary measure, said Chief Mark DeVault of Bascom Joint Fire District.

Crews believe a rechargable battery malfunctioned. DeVault was told it got too hot and exploded, and the resident holding it dropped it. It burned items on a table, he said.