Fire destroys recreational vehicle in Santa Margarita, video

April 25, 2023


A fire destroyed a recreation vehicle on Highway 58 in Santa Margarita on Monday afternoon.

Shortly before 3 p.m., a man was driving his RV up the Cuesta Grade on Highway 101 when the vehicle began to overheat. Shortly after the man took a right onto Highway 58 in Santa Margarita, flames erupted in the driver’s compartment.

The driver grabbed a fire extinguisher and attempted to put the blaze out, but the flames spread.

Firefighters arrived and doused the blaze. The fire destroyed the RV.

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Thank God you folks are ok…. an RV can be replaced…. sorry this happened to you…

Very lucky. That could have been far, far worse. If it were later in the year, we could have seen a fire spread out of control on top of it all.