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Nearby home saved after RV catches fire

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  Firefighters were able to save a home in Kennewick Monday morning after an RV in the front yard caught fire.

It happened just before 9:00am on the 2900 block of Jean Street.  Firefighters say the camper was completely up in flames when they arrived.  It spread to a nearby pickup truck, but only melted a small patch of siding on the home. 

Firefighters said saving the house was their first priority and that the family who owns the home is lucky because RV fires can be dangerous. "They go up very quickly.  They're fairly light weight materials and they're also full of a lot of plastics.  There's a lot of combustible materials in RVs.  So, when they get going, they burn very rapidly," explains Capt. Tom Reich, with the Kennewick Fire Department.  He says no one was living in the RV at the time of the fire.

No one was hurt.  Firefighters are investigating the cause.