Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway
Fire destroyed a vacation trailer Wednesday afternoon at Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway in Amboy.
The fire was reported at 12:20 p.m. at the private campground, 24706 N.E. Columbia Tie Road.
One fire truck with Fire District 10 got stuck on a muddy route while driving to the campground. The second fire truck took a different road, lengthening the response time significantly, Fire Chief Gordon Brooks said.
The arriving firefighters found flames coming out of a trailer with an attached deck and room. The owner was not around at the time. Campground employees were using a garden hose to spray down a nearby 100-gallon propane tank, Brooks said.
Nine firefighters helped put out the fire in about 15 minutes and prevented it from reaching two other trailers. The windows of a nearby trailer were damaged by fire.
Firefighters stayed at the campground for about three hours while the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated, Brooks said.