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RV operator hears 'backfire' as vehicle catches fire Sunday


April 21, 2021

A Sweet Home firefighter douses an RV at the north corner of Nandina Street and 15th Avenue Sunday afternoon, April 18. Fire Chief Dave Barringer said Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel responded at 4:21 p.m. with two engines and a brush rig, and 10 firefighters. He said the owner, whose name was not available, was trying to stat the vehicle when she heard a "backfire" and realized it was on fire. An acquaintance called 9-1-1, Barringer said.

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