- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Fire Department says two people were burned when an accidental fire broke out inside a recreational vehicle at a homeless camp.

The RV was parked at a temporary zone designated by the city for homeless people living in RVs and cars. The department says the Thursday morning blaze was contained to one 20-foot RV.

Two people were taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

The fire was caused when cooking stove fuel accidentally spilled near a portable heater. It happened around 4:30 a.m.

About two dozen vehicles have been using the temporary parking area in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood. The city is planning in coming weeks to open two parking lots to homeless people living in RVs and cars.



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