Man suffers minor burns in motorhome fire at Burger King in Grover Beach

clambert@thetribunenews.comJanuary 18, 2013 

UPDATE 3 p.m.: A Visalia man suffered minor burns Friday morning in a motorhome fire in Grover Beach.

David Jackson, 53, told firefighters that he was trying to start the vehicle's engine when he heard a backfire and saw flames coming from under the engine, according to a news release from the Five Cities Fire Authority.

Firefighters responded to the report of a fire at 7:51 a.m. at the corner of Oak Park Boulevard and West Grand Avenue, in front of the Burger King restaurant.

The motorhome, which was parked on an incline, began to roll and came to a stop against some shrubbery. Firefighters extinguished the flames and rendered first aid to Jackson.

He had minor burns and refused further medical treatment.

The motorhome and its contents were declared a total loss. The fire didn’t threaten any structures.

Ten firefighters and two chief officers with the Five Cities Fire Authority, and Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach police officers responded to the blaze, which is still under investigation.

Original story: Firefighters with the Five Cities Fire Authority responded this morning to a blaze inside a motorhome that was parked in front of a Burger King restaurant at West Grand Avenue and Oak Park Boulevard in Grover Beach.

The driver of the motorhome was inside the restaurant when the fire broke out inside his vehicle, according to the fire authority.

Firefighters responded and put out the flames; they are still investigating the cause and extent of damage.

No one else was inside the vehicle at the time of the fire. The man apparently also needed medical attention while inside the Burger King restaurant, but further details about his condition were not immediately available.

The Burger King restaurant was not damaged in the fire.

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