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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