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Neighbor pulls burning camper away from Scott home

Posted at 6:01 PM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 21:11:03-04

A quick-thinking neighbor likely saved a home from catching fire in Scott on Saturday.

According to fire chief Chad Sonnier, firefighters were dispatched to a camper on fire in the 100 block of St. Paul Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. Firefighters found a travel trailer camper in an open field engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly brought under control.

Firefighters learned that a neighbor noticed the camper, which was located next to a home, on fire. He hooked the trailer onto his vehicle, a BMW X5, and pulled it away from the home.

An investigation revealed that the fire most likely began as a result of a short in the refrigerator.

No one was injured.

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