Portable Space Heater Causes RV Fire In The Spokane Valley - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Portable Space Heater Causes RV Fire In The Spokane Valley

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPT: At 10:13 on Wednesday night Spokane Valley Firefighters responded to a report of an RV on fire. First arriving crews radioed that the RV was fully involved with fire and they would start a defensive attack to protect the home which was only a few feet away. Six engines, one rescue, and one ladder truck responded to the fire and had the fire extinguished in 20 minutes.

A friend of the homeowner was staying in the RV which was parked in the driveway. They were inside the house watching a movie when they heard a noise outside. When they went outside to investigate, they saw the RV in flames. One person was treated on scene for smoke inhalation and taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Four small dogs were inside the RV at the time and died in the fire.

The cause of the fire was a portable propane space heater possibly placed too close to combustibles or it may have fallen over and started the fire.

Never leave space heaters unattended and follow the manufactures guidelines for operation.

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