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Old 03-11-2019, 02:33 PM   #1
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While walking in a popular park a couple miles from my home yesterday we heard sirens coming slowly from far off. Then we noticed a black smoke plume from the hill top a mile away.
Today we drove over to that area and found this in the parking lot.
The adjuster was sitting in his car writing it up and he told us
"a lady sitting in the PU truck was smoking and she tossed her butt out the window. A couple of minutes later she noticed the RV next to her on fire."
There was also a woman in the RV. She got out safely and by the time the FD found them they were both burned out.
I'm guessing it probably took10+ minutes from 911 until they arrived on scene probably due to panicked people not being able to tell FD exactly where they were.
I have to wonder why the woman in the PU truck didn't move away?
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:47 PM   #2
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Where possibly could a cigarette go, from the outside, to start a fire on an RV?

Unless she threw it into an open window, but the screen should have blocked it.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:53 PM   #3
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Where possibly could a cigarette go, from the outside, to start a fire on an RV?

Unless she threw it into an open window, but the screen should have blocked it.
Right... throwing a butt on the ground is common place. Unless there just so happened to be a small pool of gas around the RV that ignited.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:54 PM   #4
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My thoughts exactly.
How could you even do that on purpose much less by accident.
The side of the RV next to the PU truck had the Fridge and water heater.
And again, why didn't she move the truck?
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Could be an insurance scam. Also, where's the back plate on the PU?
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:06 PM   #6
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Nylon plate screw anchors. Melted, plate fell off.
Adjuster said the PU owner had only liability so no coverage on the truck. He said Progressive had policies on both vehicles.
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interesting. wonder if it was flicked out the truck window and between the cab roof and body?
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While walking in a popular park a couple miles from my home yesterday we heard sirens coming slowly from far off. Then we noticed a black smoke plume from the hill top a mile away.
Today we drove over to that area and found this in the parking lot.
The adjuster was sitting in his car writing it up and he told us
"a lady sitting in the PU truck was smoking and she tossed her butt out the window. A couple of minutes later she noticed the RV next to her on fire."
There was also a woman in the RV. She got out safely and by the time the FD found them they were both burned out.
I'm guessing it probably took10+ minutes from 911 until they arrived on scene probably due to panicked people not being able to tell FD exactly where they were.
I have to wonder why the woman in the PU truck didn't move away?
It could be that the cigarette being thrown out was totally coincidental with the fire starting in the RV itself. From the visible damage it certainly looks possible and the P/U was just collateral damage.

Who knows. I'm surprised an adjuster showed up as rapidly as they did. When I called for an adjuster several years ago I had to make an appointment for the next week.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:15 AM   #9
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It's ain't over till it's over!
Fire occurred Sunday afternoon.
TUESDAY the RV re-ignited!
FD had to come back and wet it down again!!

I can only guess the house battery in the RV might still have had some juice left.

They towed the PU on Tuesday but the RV and a huge mess and crater still remains in the parking lot.
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Might be a coincidence, but looking at pictures of those RV's the fuel door looks like it's right where the cigarette would have been thumped out. If they had just fueled up there could have been enough liquid fuel in the port or vapors to catch fire.
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