CUTLER - Two Ohio volunteer fire departments responded to a camper fire Thursday morning.
Firefighters from the Wesley and Barlow Volunteer fire departments, along with a Washington County sheriff's deputy, responded to McAtee Street in Cutler Thursday morning for a camper fire.
Barlow VFD Chief Troy Eddleblute said when they arrived on-scene after noon, the 18-foot camper, used as a primary dwelling, was completely engulfed. The camper's resident was not at home.
Volunteer firefighters work to put out a camper fire in Cutler.
The camper was surrounded by high weeds and about 50 yards from an adjacent home. Eddleblute said the camper's two propane tanks, including a 200-pound tank, were an immediate concern.
"We got them cooled off with water and were able to get them shut off at the valve," he said.
No one was injured.
Photo by Jody Murphy
Members of the Barlow Volunteer Fire Department work to put out a camper fire in Cutler Thursday.
Officials said the Wesley VFD was called out around 11:39 a.m.. About 10 minutes later, Barlow was toned out for mutual aid. Wesley sent two trucks to the blaze, Barlow responded with three.
Eddleblute said crews had the blaze under control in about 15 minutes after Barlow arrived. Because the camper burned to the ground, officials had not yet determined a cause of the fire.