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Old 09-26-2015, 10:17 AM   #1
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4 RV burn at Mesa, AZ dealership; 1 employee injured

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It's a credit to the fire department's response time and efforts, that the whole sales lot and building wasn't involved. Not much that doesn't burn in an RV , throw in propane and I wouldn't want to be anywhere close to that fire.
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Hope the Employee recovers.
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Sad, but hopefully the employee will recover!
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If they were new, why was LP being stored in them I wonder.
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If they were new, why was LP being stored in them I wonder.
Because when you want to buy a new RV, you want to see everything work.

Why would you not "store" LP thats what the tank is for
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That's just incredible!

Would the propane tanks in the rvs that weren't part of the initial leak have that leak detection valve in their tanks shut off the flow so as to not contribute propane to the fire?

Would those tanks stay intact until actually touched or consumed by the fire?

It's really scary how little is left of the rvs.

Not even refrigerator,microwave or seats.

Basically right down to the chassis frame.

Wow
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There was a house on our lake that caught fire. We happened to be out in the boat when it happened. Saw the smoke and ran the boat right over for a front row seat. I watched the firefighters start to extinguish the house which was actually a trailer home. It was fully engulfed and it looked to me that the firefighters actually knocked the valves off the 100 pound tanks and let them shoot the propane up in the air in a huge ball of flame. Looked like they knew what they were doing. Possibly venting the gas and allowing it to burn so they wouldn't explode? I was amazed that as engulfed as the house was, they didn't explode. The firefighters didn't seem overly concerned about them.
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There was a house on our lake that caught fire. We happened to be out in the boat when it happened. Saw the smoke and ran the boat right over for a front row seat. I watched the firefighters start to extinguish the house which was actually a trailer home. It was fully engulfed and it looked to me that the firefighters actually knocked the valves off the 100 pound tanks and let them shoot the propane up in the air in a huge ball of flame. Looked like they knew what they were doing. Possibly venting the gas and allowing it to burn so they wouldn't explode? I was amazed that as engulfed as the house was, they didn't explode. The firefighters didn't seem overly concerned about them.
Yes, they would knock the valves off and let them burn, much safer than letting the pressure build when they heated up.
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