No injuries, but camper destroyed in fire in Orange

There were no injuries when a fire destroyed a 30-foot camper on Packard Road in Orange overnight between Sunday and Monday.

There were no injuries when a fire destroyed a 30-foot camper on Packard Road in Orange overnight between Sunday and Monday. COURTESY PHOTO/ORANGE FIRE DEPARTMENT

There were no injuries when a fire destroyed a 30-foot camper on Packard Road in Orange overnight between Sunday and Monday.

There were no injuries when a fire destroyed a 30-foot camper on Packard Road in Orange overnight between Sunday and Monday. COURTESY PHOTO/ORANGE FIRE DEPARTMENT

By DOMENIC POLI

Staff Writer

Published: 03-25-2024 1:54 PM

Modified: 03-25-2024 6:43 PM


ORANGE — There were no injuries when a fire destroyed a 30-foot camper on Packard Road overnight between Sunday and Monday.

According to the Orange Fire Department’s Facebook page, dispatchers received calls of a camper on fire behind the residence at 262 Packard Road shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Personnel responded with three engines and a 3,000-gallon water tanker because the blaze occurred outside of the department’s hydrant district.

There were no occupants inside the camper and there was never a threat to the nearby home. Firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to two additional campers in close proximity.

Orange Fire Chief James Young said a cause is not known, but the fire is not considered suspicious.

“We’re probably not going to have one, because [the camper] was completely destroyed,” Young said. “It was in regular use and it did have power going to it, so it could have been a multitude of things.”

Young said the adjacent residents used the camper “almost like a guest house in the warmer months.” He said the camper was on blocks and stationary.

Firefighters used 2,250 gallons of water from the three engines. All three then drafted water out of Tully Pond to replenish the water used. All units were back in service by approximately 2 a.m.

Young noted the fire’s location was at the farthest point of his department’s response district.

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