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Old 03-20-2016, 03:18 PM   #1
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DP Motorhome fire I75 north of Tifton, GA

Didn't see this posted here. Somebody had a bad day, looked like a Winnebago Destination DP had an engine fire on I75 just north of Tifton, GA.

They passed us doing about 70, then a little while later saw a black plum around the bend, came up on it and the rear and toad where burning, bunch of cars stopped and crowd formed looked like everyone was ok.

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Just terrible! I just hope that they got out away from it OK!
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Wow Just came through there earlier in the morning,
I saw a bunch of Motor Homes in the Fairgrounds.
That's Sad !
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Very sad. Hope everyone and all animals are ok.
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Wow, hope I never see anything like that! What would cause a fire in the engine compartment like that, or where ever it might have started?
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What a shame!
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Diesel run very hot, turbo's, exhaust etc, it's why they are so efficient, however when something goes wrong it can go really wrong. I believe a common cause is hydraulic drive on side radiators getting a leak spraying fluid all over the very hot engine leading to a fire. Not sure if this winnie was a side radiator.
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Wow, hope I never see anything like that! What would cause a fire in the engine compartment like that, or where ever it might have started?
Usually Fuel leakage !
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Scary sad.........I bet they were on their way home from the FMCA Family Reunion Rally in Perry, GA........it ended today.

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Scary sad.........I bet they were on their way home from the FMCA Family Reunion Rally in Perry, GA........it ended today.

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Glen-- That was it as there were 100's of Motor Homes all parked at the complex just off I 75 . I went by there around 7 am this morning .
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Glen-- That was it as there were 100's of Motor Homes all parked at the complex just off I 75 . I went by there around 7 am this morning .
Don't think they were coming from there, I saw those fair grounds in Perry later on, thought it was a Rv show, this was further south, just outside of Tifton around 11:15 am.
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I was dealing with Atlanta by then !
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I was dealing with Atlanta by then !
Took me two extra hours to get up to SC today, I75/I85 was not fun, but still not as bad as this guy had it, hope they are all safe tonight.
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