Man flown to burn center after explosion in motorhome

Debris and damage to the side of a motorhome, after an explosion, get the attention of law enforcement this past week in Cornville.

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Debris and damage to the side of a motorhome, after an explosion, get the attention of law enforcement this past week in Cornville.

CORNVILLE — One man was flown to a burn center after sustaining significant injuries from a motorhome explosion that occurred around 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14.

Verde Valley Fire District, Sedona Fire District, and Verde Valley Ambulance responded to the report of a commercial fire at the 1900 block of North Page Springs Road.

Dispatch reported that there was an explosion in a motorhome with flames and smoke showing, VVFD Assistant Fire Chief Joe Moore said in a news release.

Upon arrival, the crews found a Class-A motorhome with significant structural damage and a small fire in the rear of the RV.

One male patient in his 60s was in the RV at the time of the explosion, according to the release.

He was treated by crews for significant burns to the majority of his body and then flown from the scene to Maricopa Burn Center for continued care.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

Information from the Verde Independent newspaper.