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Official: Osage Street fire under investigation, seeking public’s help
December 29, 2017
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Warren County Fire & Rescue personnel tackle a camper fire Thursday afternoon on Osage Street. / Courtesy photos.

FRONT ROYAL – Investigators from both the Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Front Royal Police Department are seeking information regarding a Thursday afternoon fire on Osage Street that destroyed a mobile camper and damaged a nearby parked vehicle and apartment building.

In a media release Thursday evening, Fire Marshal Gerry R. Maiatico said that on Thursday, (December 28) at 4:38pm, first responders were alerted to a reported camper fire in the 300 block of Osage Street in town.

Arriving units found a mobile-type camper fully involved with fire which threatened a nearby apartment building. Maiatico said crews were able to quickly contain the blaze, but not before it destroyed the camper and damaged a nearby vehicle and apartment building.

Firefighters worked in bitter cold temperatures Thursday to contain a camper fire, before it could spread to a nearby apartment building.

Maiatico  said bystanders, along with Front Royal Police Department officers, helped evacuate the apartment building.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Maiatico stated in the release, saying that “while the fire was quickly contained, this fire incident could have quickly spread out of control and could have easily posed a serious threat to the occupants of the neighboring apartments.”

No one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office at (540) 638-3830 or Detective David Fogle, with the Front Royal Police Department, at (540) 636-2208 or [email protected]

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