Fire causes major damage at RV storage facility
Firefighters estimate damage at $300,000
HOUSTON – Rows of recreational vehicles, campers and boats were destroyed after a fire tore through a northwest Harris County RV storage facility.
The fire started around 1:50 a.m. Tuesday on Mathis Church Road and FM 1960. Firefighters said they received reports of an explosion and fire.
When they arrived, dozens of vehicles and a 75-foot covered-parking area were burning.
The fire was contained three hours later. Firefighters said the damage was estimated to be nearly $300,000. The fire was stopped before spreading to a neighboring lumber and pallet yard.
"We were hampered with water supplies on the front end. Approximately 1,600 feet away was the nearest hydrant. And we did do that. That takes a little time. We moved west, but we did cut it off and save a few vehicles," Harris County's Ponderosa Fire Department Chief Fred Windisch said.
No one was hurt.
The fire marshal is working to determine the cause.
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