RV Park and Campground Briefs
A fire at an east Edmonton RV park was caused by a propane explosion that was set on purpose, fire investigators say.
A man in his 50s was injured in the blast that occurred at 18th Street and Yellowhead Trail around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. Three RVs were destroyed, causing $100,000 in damages. The fire was brought under control by 4 p.m.
“All we heard was an explosion and the house that we were in started to shake,” said Kayla Frank who made the call to 911. “I started to look at what happened and the whole place caught on fire over there. I think it was an RV.”
The injured man was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. He was believed to be inside one of the three RVs.
A propane tank nearby prompted fire officials to evacuate a nearby hotel as a precaution.
The case has now been turned over to Edmonton police.
From WEAU-TV, Eau Claire:
The Silent Waters Campground in northern Chippewa County was hit by a rash of burglaries last weekend.
The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department says eight campers and three sheds were burglarized Friday night (Nov. 4) in the town of Lake Holcombe.
They say mainly small electronics like televisions and DVD players were stolen, as well as four 30 pound LP tanks.
Deputies say only a few of the camper owners were staying at the campground during the burglary.
Some owners are still being contacted about the burglaries.
Deputies say they do not have any suspects at this time.
From a news release.
Provo, Utah-based Progress Manufacturing Inc. announced that out of more than 1,500 new products displayed at the 2011 SEMA show, the Fastway Flip automatic jack foot was picked as one of the Top 15 by Popular Mechanics.
The Fastway Flip is a trailer jack foot that automatically flips up and down as users retract and extend the jack. The Flip jack foot eliminates the hassles of storing and stacking wood blocks, or finding a place to store a removable extension. It puts itself away every time and requires no springs, cable or pins.
The Flip jack foot won the Popular Mechanics 2011 SEMA Editor’s Choice Award this year, and won Best New Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product by SEMA last year. The SEMA show, held annually in Las Vegas, is one of the largest automotive specialty products event in the world which attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders.
From the National Park Service
In honor of the service and sacrifices of veterans, all National Park Service sites across the country will offer free visitor admission beginning on Veterans Day, Friday (Nov. 11) and continuing through Sunday.
The fee waiver applies to entrance fees only and does not include fees for special permits or camping.