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Old 05-26-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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Motorhome Fire Near Falcon Lake


Written by Sawyer Klassen on Saturday, 25 May 2013

A motorhome caught fire at about 10:30 am Saturday.

RCMP say the motorhome was towing a car east on Highway 1 near Spruce Siding when the motorhome caught fire. Both vehicles were destroyed by the fire, but the two occupants managed to escape without injury.

The cause of the fire is believed to be mechanical.
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Is there a link to the story?
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:11 PM   #3
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If I find more info I will post it. Drove past the site yesterday (in a car) on the way to Ontario. They were a long way from the nearest fire hall and it would have been volunteer fireman. Probably by the time they got there, there wasn't much left. Glad the owners got out OK. If the owners read this, PM me and we can help you out while around Winnipeg.
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Wow. All that's left is the frame of the RV. I hope that the occupants are OK and that they had decent insurance. Please follow up with the cause of this fire.
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We just had a fire 5/24/13 on I90 in Montana. Was lucky, the smoke detector worked while driving . Exhaust leak developed and burned thru the bedroom floor. Just had unit serviced 2 weeks earlier. Exhaust system was not on the service list. Diesel pusher with large exhaust pipe and lots of heat. CHECK FOR EXHAUST LEAKS.
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"Believed to be mechanical". Guessing that the owners told the RCMP they thought it started in the engine compartment?

Yikes, something like that would really put me in a bind...since this RV is my only home.
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And how many house fires were there that day? Because that is so common you rarely see it written up in major newspapers or on TV. But because one in a MH is uncommon, it is written up, picked up, and you would think that every other person has a fire. Same with other accidents involving RVs. Doesn't happen all that often so it is something unusual to most people and gets talked about/posted, etc.

Of course everyone should be careful, but don't let fear paralyze you.

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And how many house fires were there that day? Because that is so common you rarely see it written up in major newspapers or on TV. But because one in a MH is uncommon, it is written up, picked up, and you would think that every other person has a fire. Same with other accidents involving RVs. Doesn't happen all that often so it is something unusual to most people and gets talked about/posted, etc.

Of course everyone should be careful, but don't let fear paralyze you.

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I didn't put this on here to instill fear into anyone, I just put it up to remind everyone to be careful and do all that they can to prevent such an accident, even if it costs a bit more. In the end these people probably looked after theirs and this can still happen. Oh and this is not a MAJOR newspaper, they report on every little fender bender that happens.
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We just had a fire 5/24/13 on I90 in Montana. Was lucky, the smoke detector worked while driving . Exhaust leak developed and burned thru the bedroom floor. Just had unit serviced 2 weeks earlier. Exhaust system was not on the service list. Diesel pusher with large exhaust pipe and lots of heat. CHECK FOR EXHAUST LEAKS.
Just had my exhaust system's broken heat shield replaced at the Spartan factory. Didn't realize the rattle I heard in the back was anything more than a normal rattle for a used DP...makes me glad we had it inspected at the factory.
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And how many house fires were there that day? Because that is so common you rarely see it written up in major newspapers or on TV. But because one in a MH is uncommon, it is written up, picked up, and you would think that every other person has a fire. Same with other accidents involving RVs. Doesn't happen all that often so it is something unusual to most people and gets talked about/posted, etc.

Of course everyone should be careful, but don't let fear paralyze you.

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A good point but...(don't you hate that. LOL)...Don't forget to put that into perspective. How many house fires per capita vs how many RV fires per capita would be meaningful. Regardless of that factoid...to the family suffering after a fire, S&B or RV, it is a meaningless statistical analysis exercise.

BTW...you see a similar "news cycle" treatment of aircraft accidents. You have to forgive the media for the know not what then generally report about anyway. LOL
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WOW! That site would stop you in your tracks. Glad the occupants got out.
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