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RV catches fire in Rexburg as family prepares to take it on trip

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REXBURG — A family is unhurt after a fire destroyed an RV that they were planning to take a trip with Friday.

Madison Fire Department Chief Corey Child told EastIdahoNews.com the fire call came in around 2:55 p.m. for an RV that was on fire near the 2100 block of 440 South in Rexburg on Friday. The RV was parked by the house.

“When we got on scene, the entire motorhome was fully involved in fire. The house was threatened by the fire as well. Fire crews extinguished the fire and saved the house from any damage. The fire did spread a little to the grass, but that was extinguished as well before more vegetation caught on fire,” Child said.

The fire is under investigation, and its cause is unknown.

Witnesses told EastIdahoNews.com on the scene that the RV blew, and the noise scared them.

“The family was just getting the RV ready to leave and go on a trip today (Friday) and nobody was in (it) at the time. They had been loading some stuff in it and went into the house. Fifteen minutes later, a neighbor called and said, ‘Hey, your RV is on fire,’” Child said.

Child said the vehicle is a total loss. No injuries were reported. There’s no word yet as to how much money in damages was lost.

Madison fire department responds
Madison Fire Department firefighters respond to RV fire in Rexburg. | Courtesy Madison Fire Department
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Peggy Jeppesen, EastIdahoNews.com
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Peggy Jeppesen, EastIdahoNews.com
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