On September 27, 2012 at 2:42 PM, E521, WT528 and C501 were dispatched to Interstate 40 near the 65 mile marker westbound for a recreational vehicle fire. E521 (Station 52) was first on scene and reported a RV fully involved with a secondary 1/2 acre vegetation fire. Crews knocked down the brush fire and began suppression on the RV. Within a few mimutes, WT528 and C501 were on scene, assisting E521 crew. The vehicle was a complete loss but the owner asked if the firefighters would mind looking for a few personal effects within the ashes. After approximately 20 mins, crews suprisingly found some of the items requested undamaged from the fire. Crews remained on scene to overhaul the RV and brush fire and cleared shortly after. Traffic was stopped for 30 mins westbound and was then reduced to the high speed lane while crews finished operations. The cause of the fire is unknown and no injuries were reported.
Engineer Ron Hood gives the owner some of
the items found undamaged.