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Blaze near Gibbons destroys motorhome, trailers, vehicle

A fire Thursday morning on a rural property near Gibbons, Alta. destroyed a motor home, multiple fifth wheel trailers and a vehicle. November 24, 2016.
A fire Thursday morning on a rural property near Gibbons, Alta. destroyed a motor home, multiple fifth wheel trailers and a vehicle. November 24, 2016. Dave Carels, Global News

Several propane tanks exploded while firefighters fought a blaze northeast of Gibbons Thursday morning, but fortunately there were no injuries.

The fire broke out on Range Range 225 northeast of town and destroyed a motorhome, several fifth wheel trailers and one vehicle.

Chief Eric Lowe said the volunteer fire department received the call from the property residents around 5:30 a.m. He described the scene as a “ball of light.”

Lowe said no one was inside any of the trailers or vehicles, and nothing will be salvageable.

A fire Thursday morning on a rural property near Gibbons, Alta. destroyed a motor home, multiple fifth wheel trailers and a vehicle. November 24, 2016.
A fire Thursday morning on a rural property near Gibbons, Alta. destroyed a motor home, multiple fifth wheel trailers and a vehicle. November 24, 2016. Dave Carels, Global News
A fire Thursday morning on a rural property near Gibbons, Alta. destroyed a motor home, multiple fifth wheel trailers and a vehicle. November 24, 2016.
A fire Thursday morning on a rural property near Gibbons, Alta. destroyed a motor home, multiple fifth wheel trailers and a vehicle. November 24, 2016. Dave Carels, Global News
A fire Thursday morning on a rural property near Gibbons, Alta. destroyed a motor home, multiple fifth wheel trailers and a vehicle. November 24, 2016.
A fire Thursday morning on a rural property near Gibbons, Alta. destroyed a motor home, multiple fifth wheel trailers and a vehicle. November 24, 2016. Dave Carels, Global News

Lowe said the fire is now under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious right now. There is no word on a cause.

Fifteen firefighters from Gibbons and Bon Accord assisted in putting out the blaze.

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A damage estimate has yet to be done.

Gibbons is about 30 kilometres north of Edmonton.

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