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Old 11-07-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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Smile RV Fire – “A Dog’s Tale – An Act of RV’er Heroism”

Hey all, last Thursday an RV fire broke out at the park we are at and our Dash Cam caught it right down to us and a few other RV'er taking action. We are glad we remembered the dash cam footage before it was overwritten. The video is narrated by myself recounting what took place.

Video is posted on our blog and takes place over 16 mins and yet, the dog was saved. (We still are not sure how she survived based on the time involved and the size of the fire as you will see.)

Per the fire inspector, this fire is believed to have been caused by a Norcold fridge that had a recall. To us, in our humble opinion, that surely seemed to be the case. The RV was a total loss and the owner was a full timer.

Three chemical extinguishers and three foam extinguishers along with two garden hoses were used to knock down the fire and keep it at bay until the fire department arrived.

Good Samaritans RV’ers: David & Brenda Bott, Jim Andrews, John (man in red) and Unknown "Man on Roof". Unseen is John’s wife Jone who brought over water at the end for the dog “Zoey” and to poor over my head to get the glass off of it as well as help flush my eyes.

We love the RV community that comes with this lifestyle this is an perfect example as to why RV'ers are great people that come together to help someone, or something, in need.

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Old 11-07-2015, 04:57 PM   #2
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Great that no one was hurt, and the dog made it out !!

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Old 11-07-2015, 05:45 PM   #3
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RV Fire – “A Dog’s Tale – An Act of RV’er Heroism”

This stuff scares the heck out of me. Sure am glad I replaced my ticking time bomb with a Samsung residential!

It's awesome to see such caring people still exist. It warmed my heart to see that beautiful dog safe thanks to your efforts.

I keep a sign in my window that says, "Pet Inside, Break Window in Case of Emergency", for this very reason.

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Old 11-07-2015, 05:54 PM   #4
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Kudos to you and the others that helped. I'm so glad that the dog was saved and no one was hurt. Hopefully, the owner had insurance and will be able to replace the rig.
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Old 11-07-2015, 07:34 PM   #6
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Thank you! This is a major reason I love rving... such great people. You guys are the best. Thanks for sharing this and for taking action.
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:41 PM   #7
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This is a major reason I love rving... such great people
You surely can say that again. Great people wherever we go.
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Heros one and all. If I ever have an incident I hope that the group of you are there or at least folks like you.
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What more can be said, just great actions by concerned RVers. A fantastic group to be associated with. Great footage, shows how well everyone worked together to help a fellow RVer. It just makes you proud knowing that people like you are out there. You put your safety aside to help someone in need. Very well done.

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