Motorhome destroyed by fire in Lumby

Black smoke billowed from the burning RV on a rural Lumby property near Dyfferin Road behind the industrial park just east of the village, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.
Image Credit: Contributed/Mike Clayton

LUMBY – A fire destroyed a motorhome in rural Lumby yesterday afternoon, but firefighters, and someone with a garden hose, kept the flames from spreading.

Black smoke billowed from the burning RV on a property near Dyfferin Road behind the industrial park just east of the village.

The motorhome was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived just before 4 p.m., Oct. 18, according to Lumby fire chief Tony Clayton.

Firefighters put out the burning motorhome and kept the fire from spreading to the surrounding grass and trees, and a nearby shed, he says.

Clayton says someone on the small farm was keeping the shed wet with a garden hose when firefighters got there.

He says the RV was completely destroyed, adding it was insured.

Investigators will be looking for the cause of the fire.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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