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Woman and her adult daughter assisted by Red Cross after Saturday blaze claims their residence


PHOTO COURTESY OF CROOK COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE - Local firefighters extinguish a burnt motor home that was occupied by two local residents.

An explosion and subsequent fire destroyed a motor home and left its two occupants without a home this past Saturday evening.

Crook County Fire and Rescue responded to 16000 block of Southeast Cahvilla Road around 5 p.m. for a reported RV on fire with explosions. Crews arrived to find the motor home completely consumed by fire with multiple propane tanks exposed to the flames. 

Nine firefighters with two engines, one ambulance and a water tender quickly brought the fire under control. The motor home was the primary residence for a mother and her adult daughter as well as their pets. 

The displaced family is being assisted by the Red Cross. The organization provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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