FRUIT HEIGHTS -- A family getting ready for a camping trip is lucky it wasn't summer, fire officials say.
Their 20-foot-long 2001 Prowler camping trailer caught fire Tuesday afternoon.
It was parked under several tall trees and next to an evergreen tree, just 20 feet from their home.
Kaysville Fire Chief Brett Larkin said that, even though it took firefighters about 10 minutes to put the fire out, it still destroyed the trailer.
The fire also destroyed part of a white picket fence next to the trailer.
"If the temperatures had been higher and the ground not wet, it could have been a different story," Larkin said.
Firefighters were called to 83 S. 1375 East, Fruit Heights, which is east of U.S. 89, at 2:52 p.m., Larkin said.
"We could see the smoke from our fire station," Larkin said.
Larkin said neighbors also used garden hoses to spray water on the property and vegetation surrounding the trailer until fire crews arrived.
Larkin said the exact cause of the fire, which was accidental, is still being investigated.
The owners told fire crews they had hooked up electricity to the trailer and were getting it ready for an upcoming vacation.
Kaysville Fire Department sent two fire engines, and Layton Fire Department sent two engines and one ladder truck.
The Davis County Sheriff's Office also sent several officers to the scene.
The street next to the trailer was closed for at least an hour while crews worked at the scene.