Firefighters: Wii Likely Cause Of RV Fire

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One man says he lost his RV and all of his stuff in a fire. The fire was ruled accidental.

Colorado Springs firefighters tell 11 News they considered smoking a possibility, but say it's unlikely. Their spokesperson tells 11 News the Wii was the only other possible cause, saying "all other possible sources of ignition have been ruled out."

"This had nothing to do with the wires," said Trevor Pellegrin. "It started in the actual console of the Wii."

A block of charred plastic is all that's left of Trevor's Nintendo Wii after the fire. He says he got it several years ago.

"I was coming back from a meeting and a I got a phone call from my neighbor that my camper was on fire. ... I was crying, I was screaming, I was still trying to get my things out of there," said Trevor.

Trevor was watching Netflix Tuesday on the gaming console and says he turned it off when he left.

“There’s no warning label on that Wii saying unplug after use that it may cause a fire, there’s no warning label so I didn’t know to do that, to unplug it.”

Trevor was using the same Wii his siblings play games on all the time.

"Over the years we've had so many game controls for all the kids that we've had and I never would have thought something like this could have been possible," said Howard Pellegrin, Trevor's dad.

"It was the Wii," Trevor added. "A simple game console that kids love."

11 News reached out to Nintendo but we haven't heard back yet. Trevor also contacted them and said he hasn't heard back either.

Trevor says his insurance company will check out the scene soon. He says they have a technique and will use an X-ray of the Wii to see if it started the fire. According to Trevor, fire investigators are about "99 percent sure" the Wii was the cause.

“This is where I live, this is my possessions. It might not be much, but it’s all I had. And then I lost it all, over a game console.”