Motorhome damaged in morning fire
Investigators from the Yuma Fire Department have yet to determine what caused a recreational vehicle to catch fire Thursday morning.
While there were no injuries, the motorhome and its contents did sustain heavy damage.
YFD spokesman Mike Erfert said that at about 10:30 a.m. a recreational vehicle was reported to be on fire in the 1100 block of South Myrtle Avenue.
When firefighters arrived on scene, Erfert said they found heavy smoke and fire coming from a motorhome in a dirt lot at the south end of Myrtle Avenue. Firefighters secured a water supply and quickly extinguished the fire before it could spread to any surrounding structures.
Complicating matters was that the closest fire hydrant was over a city block away on 11th Street and firefighters had to lay several hundred feet of water supply line to the hydrant to be able to effectively fight the fire.
Erfert said the motorhome was being used as a permanent residence and the only resident was not home at the time of the fire.
The fire originated inside the motorhome, but the cause has not yet been determined.
WITH THE CLOSEST HYDRANT OVER A BLOCK AWAY, City of Yuma firefighters had to lay several hundred feet of water supply line Thursday morning to put out a motorhome fire in the 1100 block of South Myrtle Avenue.