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While spending the night at Fortuna Del Oro RV Park, we walked around the park in the morning before leaving and noticed a fairly new Redwood 5th that was half burned up. Fire appeared to have started in the storeage or equipment area, or maybe the hot water heater/furnace.

Then as we drove down on the South frontage road to Fry's to fuel up, we saw a second 5th wheel in another park with similar destruction from a fire that appear to look very similar. It two was a fairly new looking trailer also.

It was strange and a bit scary to see two similar burnt trailers a few block apart.

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Saw a 5er at an RV park in Santa Fe several years ago nearly completely burned. Couldn’t tell brand name. Didn’t get a chance to ask staff what happened.

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While spending the night at Fortuna Del Oro RV Park, we walked around the park in the morning before leaving and noticed a fairly new Redwood 5th that was half burned up. Fire appeared to have started in the storeage or equipment area, or maybe the hot water heater/furnace.

Then as we drove down on the South frontage road to Fry's to fuel up, we saw a second 5th wheel in another park with similar destruction from a fire that appear to look very similar. It two was a fairly new looking trailer also.

It was strange and a bit scary to see two similar burnt trailers a few block apart.

Chris


With most of the newer Redwoods having the residential fridge, that takes that out of the equation....

I wonder if its foul play?? Or something we ( I ) need to concern myself with ? Its just odd that they were very similar in destruction

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Sometimes fires result from people cooking methampetamine.

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ford truck guy wrote:

Me Again wrote:

While spending the night at Fortuna Del Oro RV Park, we walked around the park in the morning before leaving and noticed a fairly new Redwood 5th that was half burned up. Fire appeared to have started in the storeage or equipment area, or maybe the hot water heater/furnace.

Then as we drove down on the South frontage road to Fry's to fuel up, we saw a second 5th wheel in another park with similar destruction from a fire that appear to look very similar. It two was a fairly new looking trailer also.

It was strange and a bit scary to see two similar burnt trailers a few block apart.

Chris


With most of the newer Redwoods having the residential fridge, that takes that out of the equation....

I wonder if its foul play?? Or something we ( I ) need to concern myself with ? Its just odd that they were very similar in destruction

Joe


I thought the similar destruction was odd. The First one was deep in the RV Resort. The one on the Frontage road was very close to the road.

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Sometimes fires result from people cooking methampetamine.


In higher end 5th wheels? First one was in a Cal-Am park and Cal-Am is known to be picky on who is allowed in.

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ppine wrote:

Sometimes fires result from people cooking methampetamine.


In higher end 5th wheels? First one was in a Cal-Am park and Cal-Am is known to be picky on who is allowed in.


Not to mention, MOST meth cookers are not in a 80K - 100K fifth wheels in an rv resort.... They are in the stolen smaller TT's back in the woods..

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Drove by the one just West of Foothills blvd. on the frontage road. Looks like some one was riding an ATV and parked it under the overhang of the fifth wheel. Looks to me like the ATV caught fire and then it spread upward to the overhang on the fifth wheel.


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bdpreece wrote:

Drove by the one just West of Foothills blvd. on the frontage road. Looks like some one was riding an ATV and parked it under the overhang of the fifth wheel. Looks to me like the ATV caught fire and then it spread upward to the overhang on the fifth wheel.


Thanks for the report. I was looking mainly at the trailer damage, and the fact that it appeared to be totaled. Chris

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This screams arson, with two similar fires in close proximity in the same time period. For both fires to be accidental and unrelated is theoretically possible but extremely unlikely. RV fires are not very common, I've only seen a few in my career.

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