The occupant awoke to find smoke in the motorhome.  The occupant went outside to investigate and observed fire coming from the exterior access panel for the refrigerator. 

The fire quickly spread throughout the vehicle before it could be extinguished. The La Plata Volunteer Fire Department responded with approximately 19 personnel and the fire was under control in 10 minutes.

Image courtesy of The Office of the State Fire Marshal

The estimated damage is $100,000.00. There were no injuries or deaths as a result of this incident. 

David M. Higgins II is an award-winning journalist passionate about uncovering the truth and telling compelling stories. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern Maryland, he has lived in several East...