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Fire In Moraine Camplands Destroys 3 RV Campers

Fire In Moraine Camplands Destroys 3 RV Campers
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On Monday, July 24, state police were called to investigate a fire in the Moraine Camplands of Brady Township, PA.

The fire, which took firefighters up to an hour to control, began at 4 a.m. in a single camper. No one was believed to have been inside of the RV camper when the fire started.

Three campers in total were involved in the incident. After the initial camper caught fire, the flames spread to the two adjoining campers, which stood between 10 to 15 feet apart. According to CBS Pittsburgh, while the two other campers were occupied, fortunately no one was injured in the blaze.

The fire managed to destroy all three of the campers and caused additional damage to surrounding structures, golf carts, and electrical lines.

“Our goal at that point was to protect exposure to the other campers that weren’t yet on fire,” said Unionville Volunteer Fire Company Chief, Nathan Wulff. “The ones that were already burning, we figured they were a loss at that point and opted to try to save the ones that weren’t burning yet.”

The most difficult challenge to putting out the fire, Wulff said, was finding water to effectively put out the flames. Multiple fire departments from neighboring areas were called to the scene and were forced to bring water from a nearby creek.

“We were drafting out of a creek about four miles south of where the fire was and then using tankers to shuttle the water up to the scene,” Wulff said.

In addition to having difficulty with getting water to the campers, firefighters also struggled to get to the blaze in large numbers because of the RV campgrounds’ narrow roads. Firefighters were thus forced to lay a large length of hose across the campgrounds. Fortunately, the firefighters were finally able to get the flames under control and left the scene around 7 a.m. the following day.

Camping is meant to be a time for fun in the sun with friends and family. Up to 49% of campers choose to camp specifically to spend time with their loved ones. And with the proper precautions, there’s no reason a family camping trip shouldn’t be the best days of the summer.

In the case of the $100,000 fire of Moraine, the investigation is still under way.