Printer Friendly Version

Village Vision News

RV catches fire on Route 51, no one hurt

Thursday, June 25, 2015

On Sunday, June 14, at just after 8 p.m., a Wisconsin family was traveling north through Forsyth on Route 51 when their RV caught fire.

Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy Erik Dowdy told trustees at a board meeting the following day that the family was heading home from a motocross race when the problem occurred.

According to a law enforcement report to local media, Sgt. Michael Hawkins of the sheriff’s office said the family pulled over when they detected smoke. The vehicle was in the right-hand, north bound lane in the area between Taco Bell and Best Buy.

The vehicle took only a few minutes to catch fire after the driver pulled over. The family stood together with some of their belongings a safe distance from the smoke and flames as firefighters worked to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries, and the family was able to unhook a trailer they were pulling behind the RV.

Two Hickory Point Fire Protection District engines responded to the call and doused the fire; the engine portion of the RV was already engulfed in flames when emergency vehicles arrived on the scene.

Hawkins’ report said that the cause was likely mechanical, and the vehicle was later towed.

Dowdy told trustees there is a program in place through the sheriff’s office that provided the family with a hotel room.

^ Back to Top ^

Site by HomeSight, LLC