VERNON — A family out for Memorial Day weekend fun lost tens of thousands of dollars of recreational vehicles in a roadside fire Sunday evening.
The fire broke out in a 20 -oot enclosed utility trailer at about 7 p.m. on S.R. 36 near mile marker 34, according to UHP Lt. Corey Nye. Passengers were able to detach the trailer from the motor home that was hauling it and get to safety.
The trailer was fully engulfed by the time fire officials arrived, Nye said. The trailer and its contents were a complete loss, including one side-by-side utility vehicle, two ATVs and three motorcycles, plus all the required riding gear.
Nye said the fire may have started due to either a gas leak or heat built up inside the utility trailer. No one was injured.
The road was closed down for about a half hour while firefighters contained the blaze, and traffic was intermittent for about an hour afterward.