Occupant Escapes From Burning RV

BENSON – Working smoke alarms are credited with helping one person escape a burning camper-RV this morning.  Around 7:30am, the Benson, Elevation and West Johnston Fire Departments were dispatched to a camper-RV fire on Curr-Well Lane.

Firefighters arrived on the scene and found a working fire. Crews quickly brought the blaze under control.

Johnston County Deputy Fire Marshal Ryan Parker said the fire was determined to be accidental and caused by a mechanical failure of the furnace.  One occupant in the camper escaped without injury after being alerted by working smoke alarms.