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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

RV FIRE last night in park

Buena Vista Campground
Buena,  NJ

Last night I heard what sounded like gunshots.   Then it sounded like an explosion.   A short time later I heard sirens in the distance, then closer, then I saw flashing lights.

I looked outside my bedroom window and saw the flashing lights and then flames.

I told Len something awful was happening at the corner of the next street.   We walked half way down our street and saw it was an RV fully engulfed.

The tankers kept coming along with an ambulance and police cars.

This morning we walked by.   A neighbor told us a woman lived there alone and she was taken to the hospital.   I've walked by this RV many times.  I always noted that the car parked in the driveway had a bumper sticker that said something like this......If you are upset that I parked in a Handicap spot I would be glad not to take that spot if you will take my MS.

This is what is left of her home.

Her car parked in front is burned

The heat melted the vinyl siding on the trailer next to it.

We've seen State Police come into the park this morning.  Probably investigating.

The gentleman we talked with said it is believed the heater exploded.  We just don't know at this time.  We don't know the cause, we don't know the condition of the resident.   We pray she is well and has friends or family to assist her.  


  1. Pretty scary! It seems that RV fires are always real bad once they get going:(

  2. We are with you in the prayers for this lady. Please let us know how she is doing.

  3. That really is scary, the burn so fast and so very hot. I hope she isn't injured to badly and she does have family or friends.

  4. Phyllis, was this a 5th wheel? Hard to tell what it was there is o much damage. It is a miracle that the owner got out alive. I wonder if the results of the investigation will get back to the RV industry. I hope and pray the owner gets help.