Photo: Rural Newman Fire

A fire late Monday afternoon, Jan. 4, destroyed a travel trailer which had been converted to a permanent residence in the 26000 block of River Road, Newman Fire Chief/West Stanislaus Fire Protection District Division Chief Keith Bowen reported. Bowen said one occupant was displaced by the fire and the Red Cross was called in to assist. Bowen said the occupant suffered minor injuries. Bowen said firefighters from the West Stanislaus Fire Protection District’s Newman station were assisted by personnel from the City of Patterson Fire Department.