Early morning RV fire in Ooltewah

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Ooltewah, Tenn (WDEF) — Shortly before 8 am Wednesday morning, Hamilton County officials say the owner of an RV in Ooltewah got a call from a neighbor informing him that his RV was on fire.

The Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze. Firefighters said the house which the RV was parked close to was endangered.

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Officials say the 30 foot RV was a total loss and the house sustained heat damage. Total damage is estimated to be $17,000.

Hamilton County officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation, but say the RV was connected to a battery charger at the time.