Fire destroyed a motor home in Pasco on Tuesday and sent the man living there to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
“There was just a little bit standing at the back,” said Dave Ferguson, Pasco Fire Department battalion chief. “Everything else was just a melted mess.”
About 20 firefighters from Pasco and Franklin Fire District 3 responded at 3:08 p.m. Within 30 minutes, the fire was out but not before the vehicle was destroyed. The dark plumes of smoke were visible from Highway 395 and stopped nearby traffic.
A man in his 60s was living in the motor home at Riviera Mobile Home Park at 700 N. Road 32 in Pasco. “We believe he lost everything,” said Ferguson.
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“I am pretty proud of my crew,” said Ferguson. “There was two outbuildings and a residence within 10-feet and none of them showed any heat damage.”
Ferguson said the damage was so extensive he couldn’t determine how the fire started.