A recreational vehicle fire and multiple reports of explosions in Hemet, Calif., caused a flood of citizens to call 911 to report the blaze Saturday (Dec. 11), the Valley News reported.

The fire, which was contained primarily to the RV parked on the east side of AWF Performance Smog and Auto Repair, was reported to City of Hemet Emergency dispatchers about 5:08 p.m. The business is located at 1403 E. Menlo Ave. just east of North San Jacinto Street in Hemet.

Although only one Hemet Fire Department engine company was initially dispatched to the reported fire, as more 911 calls continued pouring in to the city’s dispatch center, many callers reported hearing multiple explosions coming from the area of the fire.

At that point – and with reports of explosions emanating from the fire – two more engine companies, a battalion commander, and a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire engine company responded to the reported fire and explosions. AMR medics were also dispatched to the fire.

By 6 p.m., firefighters had knocked down the RV blaze and were working on hot-spots to ensure against accidental flare-ups. The fire was primarily contained to one RV, which was destroyed by the blaze.

Firefighters weren’t sure what the source of the explosions during the fire was; however the explosions were believed to have been caused by propane tanks from or around the RV fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

There were no reported injuries.

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