Three RV's Catch Fire on State Street

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Update by the Edhat Staff
2:02 p.m., July 11, 2017

Santa Barbara County firefighters are on the scene of a major vehicle fire in the 4200 block of State Street. 

Three RV's caught fire just after 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday. County and City firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in 20 minutes.

There was one injury to a man in his 70's who suffered third-degree burns on his arms and legs. He was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital via ground ambulance.

The injured man is also an owner of one of the RV's that caught fire. He allegedly tried to start his RV by pouring gasoline into the carburetor which ignited the fire, said Mike Eliason with the County Fire Department.

 

 

Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
1:53 p.m., July 11, 2017

Three RV's on fire behind 4200 Block of State street, fully involved with no occupants inside.


Reports from Edhat Subscribers

  • There is black smoke coming from behind Fast Lane and in front of Ian's Tires
  • Maybe a car fire at 4200 State Street

(Photo by Myrna Grande)

(Photo by Jessica Tunney)

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yourfakereality Jul 11, 2017 10:30 PM
Three RV's Catch Fire on State Street

So this was a "FULL COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE, Mutual aide from SBCity Fire", but the video shows only one (1) firefighter actually manning a hose & putting water on the fire? I don't care what anyone thinks, I KNOW that's NOT the way ANY modern fire fighting organization operates - you don't risk life & limb sending multiple engines racing to the scene of a fire, only to stand back and watch a one man show. I remember when the local fire departments used to set donated properties on fire & then put them out as 'training' - I believe they still do that, but for various reasons, the public is told that the fires are real.

CS805 Jul 11, 2017 02:57 PM
Three RV's Catch Fire on State Street

KEYT says a 70 year old man sustained 3rd degree burns in this fire. "The 70-year-old was the owner of one of the RV's that caught on fire. He tried to start his vehicle by pouring gasoline into the carburetor, according to Mike Eliason, spokesperson for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The RV soon ignited into a raging fire."

ljmdance Jul 11, 2017 02:36 PM
Three RV's Catch Fire on State Street

I'd like to know & commend that lone calm, cool & collected firefighter taking care of business!! Right on! Thanks for the photos & videos, neighbors.

bs61 Jul 11, 2017 02:06 PM
Three RV's Catch Fire on State Street

O forgot all about the RV PARK back in there. lots of brown smoke. I think its being knocked down. More sirens . Is a nother fire close by. Hollister ?

ljmdance Jul 11, 2017 02:06 PM
Three RV's Catch Fire on State Street

Thank you! I can hear the sirens & smell smoke, but couldn't find the location... except here! I live nearby.

Roger Jul 11, 2017 02:02 PM
Three RV's Catch Fire on State Street

3 RV's fully involved additional engine from the city Stand By AMR.....Size up of RV Fire 4200 Block of State street.

Roger Jul 11, 2017 01:57 PM
Three RV's Catch Fire on State Street

Everyone has been evacuated the State street incident this went out as a Structure response. Santa Barbara County Fire with assistance from the City of Santa Barbara.

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