UPDATE 3: Firefighters battling fully involved RV fire in Hemet

UPDATE 3

 

A small RV exploded while it was being driven. None of the occupants from the vehicle were injured. Corey de la Garrigue photos

A small RV exploded while it was being driven. None of the occupants from the vehicle were injured. Corey de la Garrigue photos

HEMET – Hemet Firefighters and other emergency first responders are on scene of a recreational vehicle fire near the Arroyo Fairway Mobile Home Park, located in the 42700 block of Florida Avenue, east of North Lake Street.

The fire was originally reported to City of Hemet emergency communications dispatchers about 8:40 p.m., as a mobile home that was on fire.

The location of the actual fire was later determined to be on Lake Street at a stop sign near Florida Avenue and involved a small RV that reportedly exploded. The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined.

One of the first emergency first responders to arrive at the location reported locating an RV was fully engulfed in flames and threatening power lines located directly above the blaze as well as nearby vegetation.

Firefighters work to put out the RV blaze after it exploded for an unknown reason. Corey de la Garrigue photo

Firefighters work to put out the RV blaze after it exploded for an unknown reason. Corey de la Garrigue photo

Officers immediately began to call for the closure of numerous streets around the mobile home park and called for the evacuation of several mobile homes located near the fully involved vehicle fire.

According to a fire official, firefighters from Hemet Fire Department and Cal Fire quickly contained the fire and there were no reported injuries. (See video below)

According to officials, when emergency first responders arrived on scene, the occupants from the RV had fled the location and have not yet been identified.

 

 

A firefighter finishes fighting the blaze that completely destroyed the RV. Hemet News photo

A firefighter finishes fighting the blaze that completely destroyed the RV. Hemet News photo

Hemet News photo

Hemet News photo

Hemet News video from scene of RV explosion and fire, with interview from Fire Chief.

 

This is a developing story. Additional information will be added as it becomes available.

 

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