HIAWASSEE, Ga. – An overnight fire destroyed three camper homes in the Enchanted Valley RV Resort, Saturday, Feb. 2. Towns County Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene at approximately midnight.
No injuries were reported.
“The firefighters sure did do a great job at saving the other campers, especially under those really windy conditions. Great job,” Erica Roach wrote Saturday morning on social media. “The fire destroyed three campers but those three were affected before the fire department got in.”
Enchanted Valley RV Resort is located off of State Route 75 South, the highway leading to Helen, GA.
FYN is awaiting further information from Towns County Fire Chief Harold Copeland at this time. An update will be provided as details emerge.
UPDATED: Towns County Fire Chief Harold Copeland stated Saturday afternoon that the overnight fire originated in a middle trailer, igniting the units on each side of the camper of origin. A fourth RV sustained minimal damage.
A male resident was reported asleep at the time that the fire began, exiting the residence unscathed. Copeland said that the fire was ruled accidental. “The firefighters did a tremendous job. They performed a quick knockdown, working the hot spots to avoid rekindling, and the fire was contained,” Copeland told FYN, adding that windy conditions contributed to the spread of the blaze.