January 1, 2010 in City

Two badly burned in north Spokane RV fire

By The Spokesman-Review
 
Tags:fire

Two people were badly burned this evening inside a recreation vehicle parked behind a north Spokane home.

The man and woman, whose names have not been released, were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center and were expected to be flown to Harborview Medical Center, the Northwest’s primary burn unit, in Seattle, Spokane fire officials said.

The woman, who is in her early 40s, suffered burns to about 65 percent of her body, officials said, and the man, in his early 50s, was burned on about 30 percent of his body.

The fire was reported about 5:18 p.m. at 5611 N. Perry St. Fire crews and an ambulance arrived minutes later to find the victims, who apparently made their way from the burning RV into the house to call 911.

The firefighters’ priority was getting the patients stabilized and transported to the hospital, said Lt. Tracy Schoenleber with the Spokane Fire Department.

The RV blaze was under control in a few minutes. The cause was not immediately known, Schoenleber said.

Perry was closed to traffic just north of East Nebraska Avenue but has since reopened.


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