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Explosion in White destroys RV, truck, two outbuildings

RANDY PARKER/THE DAILY TRIBUNE NEWS
Behind the fence, Bartow County firefighters work to put out a fire on Lee St. in White Saturday night. The gas explosion resulted in a total loss of an RV, two outbuildings and a pickup truck.
An explosion Saturday night in White resulted in a total loss for an RV, two outbuildings and a pickup truck, but no one was injured.

The Bartow County Fire Department responded to the scene at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday on 32 Lee St. in White.

BCFD Deputy Chief of Operations Dwayne Jamison said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but he said it was believed to have been caused by an LP gas explosion.

The glow from the flames could be seen approximately 100 yards away from Highway 411, and the fire was large enough to result in a total loss for the RV, two outbuildings, a pickup truck, and cause damage to a school bus that was nearby.

Jamison said the fire likely originated in the RV.

Three engines, a squad and a battalion chief responded, and firefighters were on scene for about four hours.

The owner of the RV was not home at the time and no one was injured, according to Jamison.

Last modified onMonday, 05 February 2018 22:30
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