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RV home fire on Glacier Highway a 'total loss'

Posted: February 7, 2014 - 1:06am
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Capital City Fire and Rescue puts out a Tuesday morning structure fire on Glacier Highway. A truck, camper and RV were completely destroyed in the blaze, but the two residents of the RV escaped with only minor injuries.  Courtesy of Capital City Fire and Rescue.
Courtesy of Capital City Fire and Rescue.
Capital City Fire and Rescue puts out a Tuesday morning structure fire on Glacier Highway. A truck, camper and RV were completely destroyed in the blaze, but the two residents of the RV escaped with only minor injuries.

A Tuesday morning fire razed a pickup truck, camper and RV at 13780 Glacier Highway, Capital City Fire and Rescue spokesman Tom Matthews said.

At about 10 a.m. Tuesday, fire fighters responded to a call, finding a pickup truck with an attached camper parked next to a small RV “that was being used as lodging,” a CCFR news release stated.

“The RV had a small structure built onto it,” according to the release. “All three were fully engulfed by flames, and unable to be saved from total loss.”

The two people asleep inside the home when the fire began escaped with only minor injuries, treated on scene, the release stated. The dollar amount of the damage was not known.

The source of the fire was a portable propane stove “that ignited nearby combustible items,” the release stated.

Five CCFR emergency vehicles and four command vehicles, as well as members of the Juneau Police Department and community volunteers, responded to the fire. The Red Cross came to the scene to “help the displaced residents with their immediate needs of transportation, clothing and lodging,” the release stated.

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