News / Utah / 

Fire engulfs $700K motorhome on I-15 in Virgin River Gorge

Fire engulfs $700K motorhome on I-15 in Virgin River Gorge

(John Bottoms, St. George News)

3 photos

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — Traffic on Interstate 15 through Arizona was at a standstill Thursday afternoon as firefighters attacked a motorhome that caught fire.

Around 1:30 p.m., the engine compartment of a motorhome on northbound I-15 in the area of milepost 22 caught fire. The driver pulled the motorhome off the road and evacuated with his wife before it spread too far, Beaver Dam-Littlefield Fire Chief Jeff Hunt said.

Both the Beaver Dam-Littlefield and St. George fire departments were alerted to the blaze and responded accordingly. The response was delayed by the stop-and-go traffic the fire was causing as motorists moved around it.

The motorhome, which had an estimated value of $700,000, plus a four-door pickup truck, were total losses, Hunt said. The only thing that didn’t get torched was a RZR utility vehicle towed behind the pickup.

To read the full story, visit St. George News.


Mori Kessler


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast