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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Motorhome burns on I-90

Four escape injury


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 5:32pm

Katie Teachout | The Journal

Rubben Labes, assistant chief with Adams County Fire Protection District No. 2, monitors the burned motor home for any smoldering embers Friday afternoon. Eight district firefighters responded to the scene.

RITZVILLE – A 40-foot motor home caught fire near milepost 200 on I-90 westbound Friday afternoon.

Four people escaped the fire, uninjured.

"Everyone got out okay," WSP Trooper Hanson said. "We're still not sure what started the fire."

Adams County Fire Protection District No. 2 out of Lind responded to the call around 2:15 p.m. with eight firemen, three trucks and a water tanker. Assistant Fire Chief Rubben Labes said local farmers Kurt and Peter Franz, who volunteer with ACFPD No 2, brought an additional water tanker. The fire was put out shortly before 4:30 p.m. after it consumed the m...

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