Janesville RV fire claims multiple animals

While the good news is no humans were injured in a recreational vehicle fire in Janesville, the bad news is the blaze claimed the lives of multiple animals.

According to a Facebook post from the Janesville Fire Protection District, firefighters from multiple agencies (Janesville Fire Protection District, CalFire Engine 2251, CCC Engine 5210 and Chief 5200) responded to a fire in a recreational vehicle about 12:12 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, near Sears Road and A-3 in Janesville.

Susanville Interagency Fire Center informed responding fire crews that bystanders on scene had reported one person may have been still inside the RV. Engine 425 arrived on scene to a fully involved RV located behind a structure, but the  bystanders now reported no one was inside the RV.

JFPD Engine 425 performed a defensive fire attack, protecting the surrounding structures and preventing the fire from igniting nearby vegetation.

As fire crews extinguished the fire and began overhaul, they discovered multiple deceased animals inside the RV. The fire was deemed out aabout 1:25 p.m.. The fire was investigated, and no cause was determined at that time.

There were no firefighter or civilian injuries. CalFire, the Susan River Fire Protection District, the California Correctional Center Fire Protection District and the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office supported the Janesville fire Protection District in battling the blaze.