Fire Destroys Two RVs at Cranberry Self-Storage Facility

The owner of a motor home received a minor burn on his arm.

Fire destroyed a pair of recreational vehicles parked at the off Route 228 and Dutilh Road in Cranberry Sunday afternoon.

Fire chief Brian Kovac said the owner of one of the RVs was working on the engine at about 1 p.m. when it caught fire.

The man, whose name Kovac did not know, tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, but the extinguisher did not work, Kovac said. When the man returned with another extinguisher, flames already had engulfed the vehicle, Kovac said.

The fire also destroyed a second motor home parked next to the first recreational vehicle. The fire did not affect the self-storage unit buildings.

Kovac said the RV owner received a minor burn on his arm. He was treated by EMS workers on the scene and released, he said.

Kovac said firefighters knocked out the flames quickly. He estimated damage to the RVs at about 45,000 to 50,000. Adams Area Fire District assisted Cranberry on the scene.

Sunday's fire at the self-storage facility was the second within 12 hours for area firefighters. Volunteers also responded to a fire that in Cranberry early Sunday morning. 

Deb Ramage August 20, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Wow, Jessica, you've been a busy girl. I knew when I heard about the Anna Marie(near my plan) fire Sun. AM, I could check on Patch for details. We were visiting a friend at UPMC Crby. & actually watched this one burn even before the fire trucks got there!! NO MORE fires!! Thanks for your hard work covering EVERYTHING in Crby....don't ya ever sleep, girl?!!
Ericka Muldowney August 21, 2012 at 05:06 PM
If the fire had spread through the self storage facilities, I can only imagine the great damage that could have caused to the lessees. Valuable belongings are contained in those facilities, and losing them in a fire would have been a tragedy. On the bright side, thankfully, no one was hurt and damage was contained. Ericka Muldowney | http://budgetselfstorageflorida.com/self-storage-bradenton-facilities.shtml


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