An RV stored at Rockrimmon Self Storage in Colorado Springs, Colorado, became engulfed in flames on Tuesday after an explosion. It’s unclear if the blast emanated from the vehicle or occurred nearby. A woman inside the RV was able to escape, according to the source.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) received an initial call about the blast at 11:15 p.m., shortly before several 911 calls were placed about the fire. Responders arrived at 6125 Mark Dabling Blvd. to find the RV ablaze.
The woman who escaped was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. Sources did not report if she’s the owner of the vehicle or why she was inside the RV. “It did have one occupant who was inside the structure at the time the fire was started,” CSFD spokesperson Aaron McConnellogue told the source. “She was able to self-evacuate.”
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze without any damage to surrounding buildings or self-storage units. The RV was destroyed, the source reported.
The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
Rockrimmon offers traditional drive-up storage and truck rentals. It's RV-storage options include covered, enclosed and open spaces. The RV that caught fire was parked in an open space, according to news footage.