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Officials Investigate Three Fires at Calif. Park

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October 16, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Cloverdale, Calif., fire officials are investigating three small fires occurring within about three weeks at a Russian River-area RV campground, according to a report by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

“We're looking into the patterns. It could be coincidental but we're trying to put the puzzle together on what's going on out there,” said Cloverdale fire Battalion Chief Rick Blackmon.

The fires have caused minimum damage at the Thousand Trails RV Park, said Blackmon. The park is a private campground on Geysers Road.

The first fire, Sept. 21, occurred in a bathroom.

The second burned Oct. 9. That one started on the outside wall of a fifth-wheel recreational vehicle parked at the camp. There was an elderly man inside at the time and he was able to get out of his smoky vehicle without incident, said Blackmon.

Cloverdale firefighters returned to the Geysers Road campground late Monday night for another bathroom fire.

They were called to the fire at about 10:20 p.m. and found a small blackened area along one wall.

In each case, people at the camp had put out the flames, which helped keep the fires small.

“But every one had potential,” Blackmon said.

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