Fire destroys RV parked on Peacock Trail

no one injured

April 29, 2011|By HEATHER KEELS |
  • Firefighters work to extinguish a fire that erupted in a recreational vehicle parked outside 11600 Peacock Trail east of Hagerstown on Friday.
By Chris Tilley/Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — A fire Friday afternoon destroyed a motor home parked outside of 11600 Peacock Trail in the Robinwood area east of Hagerstown, fire officials said.

"The neighbors called it in," said Dave Fraley, chief of the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. Inc. "No one was home."

The cause of the fire was still under investigation Friday evening, but it appeared to have started inside the motor home's kitchen, according to a news release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.

Fraley said he heard explosions as he arrived on the scene.

No one was injured in the blaze, which was called in at about 1:30 p.m.

The 30-foot Georgetown motor home was a total loss, and the fire also damaged a passenger van and an enclosed storage trailer, the fire marshal's office said. Damage was estimated at $75,000.

The motor home, van and trailer are owned by Daniel Pittinger, the news release said.

About 33 firefighters responded and had the fire under control within 20 minutes, the release said.

In addition to Funkstown firefighters, the Hagerstown Fire Department and companies from Smithsburg and Leitersburg responded, along with Community Rescue Service, the Special Operations Team and air and rehab units.

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