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RV Fire ends family's holiday campout


A fire marked the end of a family's camping trip just a few feet from home. It happened around 11:00 Monday morning at the intersection of Evansdale Drive and McCoy Road in Evansdale.

The family was returning home when the motorhome stalled in the intersection next to their home. The owner went inside for a new battery. After swapping batteries and trying again, he investigated further, finding the starter was still spinning. He opened the dog house compartment inside the RV and found flames.

Fire crews say the flames had spread when they arrived, but they were able to quickly put it out. The family got out of the RV safely, but the flames kept them from saving anything inside.

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