As we drove east on I-40 we could see a cloud bank looming ahead. At first we wondered if it was a natural cloud or smoke, but quickly realized it was from a fire to the south.
We stopped at the Flagstaff Camping World for some downloading to our new DISH receivers, and at that time got the information that what we were seeing was the smoke from a fire in the Sedona area. There were several people at the Camping World who had evacuated. Everyone was concerned.
|From Web: RV fire that may have caused Sedona blaze|
Someone said they heard the fire had beens started by a propane fire in an RV. I found this picture on one of the news sites.
We have now decided that we will be getting the automatic fire extinguisher package installed in our refrigerator compartment when we get to Albritton's in Lousianna next month. We have heard about too many fires of this type to ignore this safety measure any longer.
However, from looking at this picture it seems the fire went from front to back, and unless the rig had a front kitchen floor plan, which some do, it may have started in the propane tank bay and not at the back of the refrigerator.
I just heard that arson is suspected as the cause of the fire. This does not change our decision about the fire extinguisher installation.
Do you turn your propane off at the tank when you travel?