FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact Battalion Chief Andre Paredes (760) 522-0516
On July 1, 2020 at approximately 12:55 PM, the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a motorhome on fire at 635 W. 3rd Ave near fuel storage tanks. A Chief Officer in the area could see smoke while enroute to the fire and requested a structure fire response upgrade. Upon arrival, the Chief Officer reported a well-involved motorhome and requested a second alarm due to the proximity of the fuel storage tanks.
Aggressive action by the firefighters contained and controlled the fire in approximately 25 minutes. The motorhome is a complete loss and one of the fuel storage tanks was damaged. blistered. No fuel leaked from the storage tanks. San Diego Fire and Rescue Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT), San Diego County Environmental Health/Haz-Mat and the Escondido City Environmental Department were advised. In all, nine fire engines, three trucks, one rescue ambulance, a Fire Investigator, a Public Information Officer and three Chief Officers responded to the fire.
There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians and the the cause of the fire is under investigation