Centralia Firefighters Respond To Camper Fire

(CENTRALIA, IL) — Firefighters with the Centralia Fire Protection District responded to a call around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon on Geary Street for a report of a camper on fire. When firefighters arrived on scene, they reported the camper was fully involved. They were notified that the camper held multiple propane tanks, along with firearms and ammunition inside. Those items could have posed a personal safety hazard to responding firefighters. One propane tank reportedly blew while firefighters attacked the blaze, but there were no reports of the other tanks exploding or of ammunition going off inside the camper. The camper is believed to be a complete loss. The tire of one nearby vehicle also reportedly caught fire. No other damage and no injuries were reported.