South Boundary Fire hopes RV owner returns
November 10, 2011
After spending much of the day Friday working a
major accident on U.S. 95, South Boundary firefighters were
called out a second time last night to both
fight a fire and to control traffic when a
recreational vehicle was reported on fire on
U.S. 95 shortly after 11 p.m. ... not too far
from where they'd been earlier.
That RV was nearly a total loss, and South
Boundary Fire Chief Tony Rohrwasser, who never
learned the owner's name as he was rushed to the
hospital and released, hopes he comes back to get his safe,
which was saved.
"I haven't learned the owner's name," he said,
"we were busy fighting the fire and he was
rushed off before I had a chance to meet him."
Tony said the RV was registered in Montana, and
the family in it, all safe, including the owner
and the family dog, were on their way to
"I hope they come back," Tony said, "we have
their safe and a couple of pictures we were able
to save. I'd like to give them back."
Sheriff's deputies were on scene first, and
likely have the pertinent information to reunite
the family with their belongings, but
dispatchers called today said they're not
authorized to release such information to the
media, and no one was available who was.
The person who wants to return the property
doesn't know who to return it to; the person who
owns the property, back on the road after a most
misfortunate happenstance, likely doesn't know
yet that some of his property is saved.
I'm reminded of a 1967 movie, one of my
favorites: "Cool Hand Luke."
Captain: You gonna get use to wearing them
chains after a while, Luke. Don't you never stop
listening to them clinking, they gonna remind
you about what I been saying for your own good.
Luke (Paul Newman): I wish you'd stop being so
good to me, Captain.
Captain: Don't you ever talk that way to me.
What we've got here is failure to
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