SAN JACINTO: Firefighters battle RV fire that threatened vehicles, structures

SAN JACINTO — Firefighters knocked down an RV blaze that threatened other vehicles and structures Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 27. Although at least one RV was destroyed by the fire and several others were damaged, there were no reported injuries related to the fire, which happened at 800 W. 7th Street, west of S. State Street, in San Jacinto.

Firefighters extinguish a recreational vehicle blaze that erupted in San Jacinto. Robert Carter/Public Safety Incidents photo

Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters and other emergency first responders were dispatched to location about 2:30 p.m., after receiving reports of a commercial vehicle fire at the location. Callers reported hearing several explosions, believed to have been caused by propane canisters at the residence.

When officials arrived they found a motor home fully engulfed in flames. The blaze was threatening other vehicles and a home at the location and because of the reported propane explosions, firefighters used extreme caution while extinguishing the fire.

Firefighters eventually knocked down the blaze which they managed to contain to the one vehicle, and their efforts reported saved multiple recreational vehicles and trailers at the home.

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Robert Carter/Public Safety Incidents photo


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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 grandchildren.