Monday, September 25, 2023

Multiple RVs burn at Camping World in Newport News

The fire at Camping World is under investigation. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Newport News Fire Department)
The fire at Camping World is under investigation. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Newport News Fire Department)

Newport News Fire officials said a Friday morning 2-alarm blaze at Camping World is under investigation.

Crews responded to 11936 Jefferson Ave. at around 1:39 a.m. – dispatchers received multiple calls about recreational vehicles on fire with propane explosions at the business.

Officials said 12 trailers caught fire. Crews brought the fire under control at 3:20 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

A damage estimate was not immediately available.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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