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Old 03-28-2014, 03:46 PM   #1
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Another RV Fire

TGO Titusville, FL: Another RV fire not the refer, this time it was an electric blanket. No serious injuries just slight burns to eighty year old man. Thankfully everyone got out.
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that's a shame, not much left to repair........... glad to hear all OK

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Wow! That is what you call burned to the ground.
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Wow. Burnt down for sure. Glad no one was seriously hurt.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:07 AM   #5
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I was looking at RV Salvage yard websites for a storage compartment door & couldn't believe all the RV's that are burned up.
After looking at this I have put a real fire extinguisher (20ibs) next to the passenger seat, in the bedroom & storage bay, also a 5 ib hammer under the front step to break the windshield if need be.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:14 AM   #6
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Glad he got out OK.
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I would recommend looking at Firefightproducts.com, they have economic systems for any motorhome. they even make a small system for the Norcold fridge compartment.
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Are electric blankets a common problem?
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This post is located in the 'Class A Motorhome' section. Recognize that the OP listed this as a 'RV Fire'.

Looking closely at the bones of what's left, looks like the unit was a Fifth Wheel. Not that it matters much. Still a disaster for the owner.
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Are electric blankets a common problem?

An electric blanket that has become folded over can become very hot. I know many who have left them on after getting up. Bad scenario.

I'm glad there were no injuries with this fire.

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