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Everett, Washington – One Person Dead in RV Fire on Riverside Avenue

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Posted on October 30, 2019

Everett, Washington (October 30, 2019) – One man and a dog were found dead inside an RV on the 5300 block of Riverside Avenue on early Wednesday morning. Details about the victim has not yet been released as investigation is still ongoing. No injuries were reported in the responding firefighters.

According to the report, crews from the Snohomish County Fire District were called onto the scene around 2 a.m. Due to the difficulty, firefighters were were forced to battle the fire from the outside and firefighters from three nearby agencies were called for help. When the flames were extinguished and the crew was looking for hot spots, they found the bodies inside. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

About Vehicle Fire

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only time fire has caused a fatality. Vehicle fires are a cause for alarm and present a very dangerous situation. No matter the cause, all passengers are advised to get as far away from the vehicle when it ignites. The nature of the vehicle and the materials used in it builds potential for big fires and explosions.

To minimize the risk of fires, it is always best to make sure that a vehicle is well-maintained and in good condition. While there are many known causes of car fires, a fire does not always start with just one cause. More often, a number of factors are present when a car fire happens. This makes investigation difficult, but by listing the known causes of car fires, car owners can take the proper steps to analyse their own vehicle’s safety. Some factors do not always directly start the fire but raise the risk for creating it; these factors are design flaws, vehicle neglect, the use of faulty electrical or hybrid batteries, and the spilling or leaking of flammable liquids . On the other hand, factors that can directly cause vehicle fires are car crashes, arson, faulty wiring, and overheating car parts and components. The top two causes for car fires are electrical system failures and leaks in the fuel system. Additionally, one must look over the cargo being carried and make sure there is risk that the cargo can also burst into flames. In identifying these fire risks, one can then properly assess their vehicle to see if any of these risks are present. Like with all fire risks, early detection can help prevent any damage, loss, injuries and fatalities.