Officials address safety concerns after rash of RV fires

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The Bernalillo County Fire Department has seen a spike in RV fires in the last two weeks, all of which likely could have been prevented. 

There have been four RV fires since Jan. 11. 

Officials with the Bernalillo County Fire Department say there is not an RV fire bug on the loose. The majority of the fires have been sparked by electric issues, like people using extension cords improperly. 

“If you’re using the RV’s the priorities there are making sure they’re doing the pre-checks especially when it has to do with electrical or LP’s,” Lt. David Lujan said. 

The fire department says it’s important for you to understand your RV and keep up with regular service visits. And of course, make sure you have a smoke detector and fire extinguisher on hand. 

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