Motorhome fire threatens building in Silver Springs | NevadaAppeal.com

Motorhome fire threatens building in Silver Springs

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Marv Snow/Nevada Appeal News ServiceThis recreational vehicle pulled into Fifi's Mini Mart around 11 a.m. today and caught fire. By the time units from the Silver Springs Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the scene, the RV was fully engulfed.
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SILVER SPRINGS ” A motorhome was destroyed this morning here after it burst into flames and caused the evacuation of four people from of a nearby market.

Central Lyon County Fire Battalion Chief Mark Kielty said an electrical problem in the engine is likely to blame for the 11:30 a.m. fire, which quickly engulfed the motorhome and scorched the outside of Fifi’s Mini Mart in the 1600 block of Highway 95 Alternate.

“It started in the engine compartment and extended rapidly into the entire vehicle,” he said. “When we got there it was fully involved.”

Kielty said the flames caused a propane tank on the motor home to explode, but no one was injured. Traffic on Highway 95A was stopped and rerouted for nearly two hours.

Two people who complained of smoke inhalation declined to be transported to the hospital.

Firefighters with the Silver Springs Volunteer Fire Department Mason Valley, North Lyon County Fire and Central Lyon County Fire responded to the incident.