Fire destroys multiple RVs, other vehicles at Fountain RV dealership
FOUNTAIN, Colo. (KKTV) - A fire torched three RVs, a forklift and a golf cart and was encroaching on a building before firefighters could get the upper hand Thursday morning.
The fire started as a single-vehicle at the Windish RV Center on Bandley Drive in Fountain and rapidly spread.
“We got the initial call for a vehicle fire around at 6:30 this morning,” said Fountain Fire Department Battalion Chief Ryan Torres. “As soon as we arrived, we determined that we had three campers involved, a forklift and a golf cart -- and it was extending to the building.”
Adding to the urgency: Most of the RVs had propane tanks.
“Some of them were full. So we did have a few that exploded, and were aiding in the fire,” Torres said.
Early on, the fire created a sizeable smoke plume that could be seen from several miles away, including 11 News’ camera on Cheyenne Mountain:
Firefighters were able to contain the fire before it caused significant damage to the business.
“The building did sustain a little bit of damage. Again, we got a good stop on [the fire],” Torres told 11 News.
The fire was deemed under control about two hours after it started.
Investigators are now trying to determine the fire’s cause, but Torres said nothing jumped out as being suspicious.
Security Fire Department, Stratmoor Hills Fire Department and Hanover Fire Department assisted Fountain firefighters in battling the blaze.
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