Newport Firefighters are racing to a motorhome fire that is not only burning but also igniting nearby vegetation on SE 123rd at South Beach. Newport Fire Chief Rob Murphy called for a Seal Rock fire crew to help fight the blaze.
Neighbors are squirting water on the fire but the fire is still growing very rapidly. The first fire truck in is not quite there. Flames from the 40 foot motorhome are spreading to the trees and the roof is engulfed in flames.
Firefighters have the fire knocked down and out.
Fire Chief Rob Murphy says the motorhome was terribly damaged by the fire which was caused by an electrical failure in the vehicle’s refrigerator. Fortunately no injuries.