New motor home purchase goes up in flames

A recently-purchased motor home erupted into flames at approximately 8:15 p.m. Friday night after its new owner started to drive away with it. The motor home, a late-1970s model, was traveling south on Highway 165 in Logan when its engined sputtered and later erupted into flames. According to Assistant Logan City Police Chief Jeff Curtis, the vehicle’s new owner, John Rutledge, felt the engine start to have problems and pulled off to the side of the road at approximately 1100 South to investigate. “The engine compartment burst into flames and they jumped out and called 911,” Curtis explains. Because of the driver’s quick thinking he was able to pull over before any injuries were caused as a result of the flames. The vehicle is a total loss. According to eyewitnesses, the motor home had been parked in a parking lot for several days close to where it erupted into flames. Rutledge was seen exchanging money and documents with the vehicle’s previous owner earlier in the day. The vehicle’s previous owner is unknown at this time. The fire caused some traffic issues as police restricted southbound traffic to one lane and multiple vehicles pulled off to the side of the road to take pictures.

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