RV Fire Shuts Down Highway 29

September 22, 2014

Fire destroyed a RV on Highway 29 north of Champion Drive in McDavid Sunday afternoon.  The occupants reported that the fire began in the engine compartment about 5 p.m., but they were unable to contain the blaze.

The fire blocked southbound Highway 29 for about a half hour. There were no injuries reported.

The McDavid, Century and Molino stations of Escambia Fire Rescue were dispatched to the blaze.

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4 Responses to “RV Fire Shuts Down Highway 29”

  1. Charlotte on September 22nd, 2014 11:00 pm

    I, once, had a motor home. I was traveling to Georgia for a dog show, when we smelled something wrong. Then saw flames coming from under the engine cover. We pulled over, and I begin getting dogs out of the motor home. Thankfully, we had a way to put out the fire, but you can bet it scared the living hell out of me. I was more concerned about my dogs then myself. Needless to say, when we got the motorhome home I put an ad on craigslist and “gave” it away. Yep, free. Come and get it. Tow it off at your expense. Don’t ever want another one. If I want to travel, I’ll take my car or truck, and stay in a hotel that has a kitchenette . I am so glad that no one was hurt in this incident. Could have been worse.

  2. mq on September 22nd, 2014 12:03 pm

    We passed this yesterday afternoon and wondered if anyone had been hurt or worse. Sorry they lost their truck and camper, but VERY glad the people are all right.

  3. Leslie on September 22nd, 2014 8:54 am

    So glad no one was injured, but I feel so bad these people lost their camper.

  4. Don on September 22nd, 2014 6:26 am

    scary! thank God they were able to get out!!

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