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RV a total loss after fire on I-55 in Dwight

DWIGHT – The Dwight Fire Protection District responded to a vehicle fire Tuesday on Interstate 55.

Justin Dyer, public information officer with the agency, said that when firefighters arrived on the scene at the 222.5-mile marker on northbound Interstate 55, they found a recreational vehicle that was about 75 percent involved with fire.

“The occupants were able to get out and remove their vehicle from a trailer they were towing it on,” Dyer said.

The 2006 RV was considered a total loss with an estimated $60,000 worth of damage.

Dyer said the owner reported that the front-passenger tire blew out just before the fire started.

The Gardner, South Wilmington and Odell fire protection districts also responded to the incident.

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