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, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...