Dozens of Motorhomes Destroyed in California Storage Yard Fire

Fire in a Canyon Lake storage yard destroyed at least 30 motorhomes and injured one firefighter.
Riverside County Fire Department firefighters respond to a fire at a storage yard near Canyon Lake, a reservoir southeast of Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Authorities say 30 to 40 recreational vehicles were destroyed and a firefighter received non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries are reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation but KABC-TV says it may have involved propane tanks. (Riverside County Fire Department via AP)

At least 30 RV’s destroyed in Canyon Lake fire

CANYON LAKE, Calif. (AP) – Dozens of motorhomes were destroyed Wednesday in a fire that erupted in a storage yard near a Southern California lake, authorities said.

The blaze was reported just after 2:30 p.m. near Canyon Lake, a reservoir in Riverside County southeast of Los Angeles, the county Fire Department said.

Thirty to 40 recreational vehicles were destroyed and a firefighter received non-life threatening injuries, the Fire Department said.

No other injuries were reported.

The blaze threw up a towering column of black smoke that could be seen for miles.

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The cause of the fire was under investigation but may have involved propane tanks, KABC-TV reported.

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