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January 7, 2013

Fire causes interstate shutdown

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

A recreational vehicle fire near Williamsburg Saturday caused the closure of Interstate 75 for about 30 minutes, according to Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dorman Patrick Jr.

The fire happened about 5:24 p.m. near the 17 mile marker. When Patrick’s department responded, they found a 1985 GMC RV engulfed in flames.

The occupants of the RV had escaped the vehicle, though one suffered a burn to a hand.

The interstate was shut down while firefighters worked. Once the fire was under control, one lane was reopened.

The cause of the fire is believed to be a malfunction in the RV’s engine compartment.

A total of 15 firefighters, two trucks and one tanker responded from Goldbug and Emlyn fire departments. Others responding were Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies Ken Sheppard and John Hill, Whitley County EMS and Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses.

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