Fire Blotter: Motor Home Catches on Fire on SR 16

The weekly Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One blotter compiles reports from Oct. 6 through 15.

Total calls during this period: 125        

EMS: 89                   

Fire/Service: 16                                                

Other: 20

On Oct. 6, a 37-foot class A motor home caught on fire while driving on Highway 16. The owner had been working on it few days prior to the incident. It appears the fire was caused by mechanical malfunction.

On Oct. 8, firefighters responded to a fuel spill floating on Gig Harbor Bay. The affected area was approximately 1,500-by-100 feet in size. The fire department contacted the Department of Ecology and was advised the fuel spill was too dispersed for a response or containment. Coastguard was also notified; its source is unknown.

On Oct. 9, a 30-foot travel trailer parked next to Fife RV was heavily involved on fire. The blaze was controlled and contained, but the building suffered heat and flame damage. Nearby buildings and two other RVs were also damaged. The owners of the trailer were living inside the trailer while it was being repaired.

On Oct. 11, an occupant of a home near 61st Avenue NW was burning an old skateboard ramp in a no-burn zone and during a burn ban in effect. The person was unaware of the regulations of burning such material and assisted in extinguishing the fire.


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