February 24—Seattle Fire Investigators determined the cause of an early morning RV fire in Ballard was accidental, caused by a burning candle inside the coach.
At 2:31 a.m., multiple 911 callers reported hearing an explosion and then a fire in the RV that was parked on NW 45th Street and 6Th Avenue NW. When firefighters arrived they found the two occupants of the motorhome has safely evacuated. Because everyone was out of the burning coach, firefighters went defensive, meaning they fought the flames from outside if the RV. It took 8 minutes for firefighters to get the fire under control and 13 minutes to completely extinguish the flames.
The burning RV caught a telephone/power pole on fire. Power lines were directly above the burning motorhome which caused a hazard for firefighters.
AMR transported both occupants of the RV to HMC after they suffered minor burns to their hands.
Fire investigators determined there was no evidence of an explosion just a fire inside the RV. The damage estimate is $5,000 to the motorhome.