RV destroyed by fire in Baynes Lake area

Members of the Jaffray and Baynes Lake Fire Departments responded to a fire in the Baynes Lake area on the night of October 17.

Members of the Jaffray and Baynes Lake Fire Departments responded to a fire in the Baynes Lake area on the night of October 17.

Roughly 15 firefighters, along with the Jaffray Water Tender attended the scene. “When we arrived, we found a 30 foot seasonal RV, along with two all terrain vehicles completely engulfed in flames,” explained Dave Boreen, Jaffray Baynes Lake Fire Chief.  “The RV was unoccupied and there were no injuries, however the trailer and ATV’s are a total loss and a nearby boat sustained some damage.”

The fire quickly spread to the grass and area around the RV and crews focused much of their work containing the fire and ensuring neighboring properties weren’t impacted. During the height of the fire, at least two propane tanks were fully engulfed and exploded.

“The crew did a great job last night. Although it’s getting much cooler, the conditions out there are still dry and this fire quickly moved into the grass,” said Boreen. “It could certainly have become a much larger interface fire had they not been diligent in keeping it contained on site.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.