Fire destroys camper at KOA campground

By: Cecile Juliette Email
By: Cecile Juliette Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - The blaze broke out just after 5:00am Thursday.

According to the Grand Junction Fire Department, one man was asleep in the camper when he woke up to smoke and flames. At this point, it's unclear if he had a smoke detector. Fire officials suspect the blaze was sparked by a space heater.

The sole occupant was able to get out of the camper quickly. Firefighters arrived within minutes and were able to knock down the flames just a few minutes later, but the smoke billowed out through the windows and the door for at least a half hour.

Firefighters were worried about the fire spreading to nearby campers, just feet away, but they were able to prevent that from happening.

The camper was completely destoyed. No injuries were reported.

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