UPDATE: RV fire closes 2nd SW

6:41 PM: Thanks for the tips. 2nd SW is still closed south of Highland Park Way while that RV fire is investigated. We talked to SFD at the scene; they say no one was hurt.

7:48 PM: The call has closed, so the street should be open again.

ADDED THURSDAY: SFD spokesperson David Cuerpo tells WSB, “Fire investigators ruled the incident as undetermined with an estimated loss of $800. Crews report the fire started within an encampment and extended to an RV and two vehicles. No occupants were present at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported.”

6 Replies to "UPDATE: RV fire closes 2nd SW"

  • Salandi August 25, 2021 (7:20 pm)

    It could had spread quickly. Glad to hear no one got hurt

    • bolo August 25, 2021 (10:26 pm)

      Wow that photo makes it look like the main fire was alongside the RV, or the flames were shooting out sideways from it.

      Wonder if SFD used its new “encampment” terminology to categorize the fire?

      • WSB August 25, 2021 (11:14 pm)

        Yes, it was logged as an “encampment fire” after a while. (It started as a ‘4 RED.”)

  • Elton August 26, 2021 (10:32 am)

    I’m curious: what keeps causing these encampment fires? Is there something malfunctioning on these RVs? Or is it just a general lack of fire safety by the users?

  • Del August 26, 2021 (12:29 pm)

    I’ve seen several RV fires in seattle recently.  I understand now why in most other cities RV long term parking is away from everything else in flat open areas. I hope we can create some safe parking lots somewhere that doesn’t create a danger. 

    • WSB August 26, 2021 (1:59 pm)

      I just heard back from SFD. This started in the adjacent encampment and spread to 3 vehicles including the RV. Re: safe lots, the city keeps talking about those again, but so far no locations have been proposed that I’ve heard …

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