Couple escapes burning RV on 267 |

Couple escapes burning RV on 267

Carrie Richards/Sun News ServiceNorth Tahoe Fire Protection District, Northstar Fire, Cal Fire and the California Highway Patrol direct water on the flaming ruins of a recreational vehicle that caught fire on Highway 267 Tuesday.

Local and state agencies responded to a burning RV on Highway 267 Tuesday at approximately 1:30 p.m., blocking both lanes of the highway for approximately one hour.

The vehicle was going southbound on the highway when the driver, Central Valley resident Tom Andrews, pulled over after he saw smoke “billowing” out of the back of the vehicle.

Donna Andrews, Tom’s wife, was asleep in the RV when Tom pulled over. The Andrew’s pet tabby cat, “Kitty,” was also inside, and ran into the forest after escaping.

The fire soon destroyed the motorhome, but local firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to the nearby brush. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.

The couple, who had owned the recreational vehicle for 15 years, was driving to Lake Tahoe for their daughter’s wedding.

“Well I guess I won’t be wearing that dress to the wedding,” Donna Andrews joked.

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