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Predawn blaze destroys fifth-wheel trailer west of Evans

Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 6:20 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2020 at 7:29 AM EST
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EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - An RV was destroyed in a fire early Thursday west of Evans.

The fire was reported by a neighbor around 6 a.m. and when crews arrived, they found it fully engulfed in flames in the 2600 block of Clanton Road, a semi-rural location near Windmill Plantation.

Crews quickly went into defensive mode to keep the fire contained to the large fifth-wheel trailer.

As the sun came up, the devastation could be seen, with only the chassis and a portion of the back remaining. Smoke still rose from the blackened debris as the owner and others assessed the situation.

No one was inside the trailer and there were no injuries.

The cause of the fire was unknown.

It was the second early morning fire in about 24 hours in the CSRA.

In a blaze around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, an Augusta home went up in flames that also damaged the house next door in the 1700 block of Walker Street. One of the homes was not occupied, but seven people were displaced from the other home.

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