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RV burns behind rural Troup County residence

TCFD: Vehicle charging when blaze started

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

The shell of a 2006 Neptune Holiday Rambler R.V. smolders behind a home off Old Farm Road in eastern Troup County on Tuesday shortly after 11 a.m. Officials with the Troup County Fire Department said the recreational vehicle caught fire around 10:30 a.m. The cause of the blaze was still under investigation.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/09/web1_WEB0923RVFire.jpgThe shell of a 2006 Neptune Holiday Rambler R.V. smolders behind a home off Old Farm Road in eastern Troup County on Tuesday shortly after 11 a.m. Officials with the Troup County Fire Department said the recreational vehicle caught fire around 10:30 a.m. The cause of the blaze was still under investigation.

Melanie Ruberti | Daily News

LaGRANGE — Officials with the Troup County Fire Department said a recreational vehicle was completely destroyed Tuesday morning behind a home at 102 Old Farm Road after it caught fire shortly before 10:30 a.m.

Troup County Fire Capt. Jeb Howington said the 2006 Neptune Holiday Rambler RV was fully engulfed in flames and smoke when Troup County firefighters arrived on scene around 10:45 a.m.

He said the RV was a total loss. No one was hurt in the incident.

The owner told firefighters he was trying to charge the recreational vehicle, so the engine was running. According to Howington, the man said he went inside his daughter’s house to wash some clothes. The owner told firefighters that when he walked back outside, he saw flames shooting out of the top of the RV.

Howington said the vehicle was parked far enough away from the house that the structure was never in any danger.

The owner told firefighters he was retired, drove the RV down and was living inside it behind his daughter’s home. He also said the family had just gone camping in it a few weeks ago.

Howington said Tuesday afternoon that the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

The cost of the RV was estimated at $85,000.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.