Motor Home Catches Fire Along Interstate; No Injuries

Incident Type
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 4:57pm
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 5:06pm
I-90 WB & USH 151 SB
Madison, WI

Two fire crews were sent to the scene of a vehicle fire—a call that typically warrants the response of just one crew. This time, the fire involved a large motor home pulled over on the Interstate, and the second rig was needed for its additional water supply.

Ladder Company 8, along with Engine Company 8, had the fully-involved fire knocked down within five minutes and quickly began performing overhaul.

The driver said he was driving down the highway when a front tire blew out. Soon after, the front of the motor home was on fire.

The motor home had just been purchased a week earlier for $3500. The motor home and its contents were a total loss. Nobody was injured.

Posted 09/25/2017 - 2:05pm

Cynthia Schuster (Public Information Officer)