Saturday, February 4, 2023



Causes of these weekend RV fires unknown

RV fire in Exeter, NH courtesy Exeter firefighters

The threat of having your RV catch fire is an alarming and frightening prospect, and often the cause of the fire is unknown. Could it be a manufacturing problem? Or did the RV owner’s actions cause the fire to erupt? Here are three mysteriously caused fires that happened over the weekend.

BARTOW COUNTY, GA (reported by CBS46) – A woman was killed in an RV fire Sunday afternoon in Bartow County.

Someone called 911 to report the fire just before 1:30 p.m. on Bailey Hill Road. When crews arrived at the scene, they found a 57-year-old woman who died in the blaze.

A spokesperson with the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office says the RV was “undergoing engine repairs”, which led (how!) to the fire.

PORTLAND, Ore. (reported by KOIN) – A man was critically burned Saturday evening after his RV caught fire in a Vancouver (Washington) Walmart parking lot.

The man, who wasn’t identified, was transported to Legacy Emanuel Saturday night and was in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

EXETER, NH (reported by WMUR-TV) – An RV caught fire just after 9 a.m. on Route 101 in Exeter Sunday while headed westbound near Exit 11.

The man driving the RV found out the vehicle was on fire when family members following him in another vehicle called to tell him about the flames, according to the Exeter Fire Department.

No one was hurt.



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4 years ago

The fire in Oregon was set as part of a domestic incident. He was kicked out, came back took her hostage and set the RV on fire. “Houseless” couple that had been parked in the area frequently disrupting local businesses.

4 years ago

I suspect that many RV fires are ruled unknown because most of the evidence has been consumed by the intensity of the fire. As far as knowing the brands and models there in no nationwide data base that collects RV fire info for anyone to analyze.

4 years ago

This happened to my first 5th Wheel. It was a Heartland Landmark 36 ft. Serial No. 0035! It happened after I had traded it in on a Mobile Suites back in 2005. I only learned of the disaster after I spoke with the Dealer we bought the Mobile Suites from.

Fire investigator suspected faulty wiring in the circuit panel / fuse box. Fortunately, the unit was parked in an RV Park and NO One was there. But, it burnt to the ground!

J. Stein
4 years ago

I was a Firefighter and arson investigator. My chief would not accept “Accidental” as a cause of fire. He always said “There are only three causes of fire: men, women and children”.

4 years ago

RV fires !
We need to know why and how these fires occured !! I would also like to know what Brands and Models they were .

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