Escondido, CA

Fire destroys mobilehome near fuel tanks

On July 1 at about 12:55 p.m., the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a motorhome on fire at 635 W. 3rd Ave. near fuel storage tanks. 

Firefighters found a motorhome fully involved in fire. The Chief officer on scene requested a second alarm due to the proximity of the fuel storage tanks.

Aggressive action by the firefighters contained and controlled the fire in about 25 minutes. The motorhome was a complete loss and one of the fuel storage tanks was damaged. No fuel leaked from the storage tanks. 

San Diego Fire and Rescue Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT), San Diego County Environmental Health/Haz-Mat and the Escondido City Environmental Department were advised.  In all, nine fire engines, three trucks, one rescue ambulance, a fire investigator, a public information officer and three chief officers responded to the fire.

There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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