- Associated Press - Friday, July 11, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Family members who escaped from a burning recreational vehicle in the Salem, Oregon, area say a grandfather went back into the burning camper to save two 11-year-old twin grandchildren.

KPTV reports (https://is.gd/GzW8ub ) that Chris Laing is recovering in a Portland hospital from second- and third-degree burns to his arms and blisters on his head and feet.

Sunya Laing says four people were sleeping in the RV when there was a boom early Thursday morning and the vehicle burst into flames.

The family thinks the fire started at the propane tank. Flames spread from the middle of the RV to where twins Jessie and Jaden were sleeping.

Jessie Laing says her grandfather tried to extinguish some of the fire so he could reach the twins but then he just “went through the flames and got us.”

The girls suffered minor burns to their feet.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Information from: KPTV-TV, https://www.kptv.com/

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