Fire destroys RV, nearly spreads to home

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GLENDALE -- Fast-acting firefighters managed to save a Glendale home after a nearby RV went up in flames.

RV parked near home

It happened near 83rd Avenue and Camelback Road just after 10:30 Sunday night.

Firefighters said that when they arrived, the homeowner was using a garden hose to wet down his house.

The burning 40-foot RV was just yards away from the home, which meant the huge flames could have easily spread.

"We could see flames shooting out about 50 feet into the air fro about half a mile away," said Capt. Mark Manor of the Glendale Fire Department. "We called out for more resources and got in there, got a couple of hand lines on it and fortunately got it out before the fire got into the house.

"We're lucky this time that that motor home wasn't parked closer to the house," he said.

The motor home is a total loss.

Investigators are trying to determine how the fire started.