KNOX COUNTY (WVLT) – It took fire crews several hours to put out an RV fire in North Knox County on Saturday afternoon.
Rural/Metro officials say it started around 3:00 PM at a home on Washington Pike.
According to the homeowner, she and her husband were outside, preparing their RV an upcoming trip when they started it, and flames began to shoot from the vehicles front end.
They tried to put it out with an extinguisher, but the fire grew too large, forcing them the cabin.
When fire crews got to the scene, the RV was engulfed in flames, and the wind had spread the fire to the owner’s home.
"What happened was since it was so close to the house, the body of fire from the motor home actually got up into the eave of the attic in the garage,” said a Rural/Metro official. “Since it was a common attic, it ran straight across to the other side of the house."
Fortunately, fire fighters were able to cut it off in the attic, but the garage roof was destroyed and the RV was reduced to a metal skeleton.
The official cause of the fire is not known, but an investigator was called to the scene and will have to file a report.