Motor home catches fire in Santa Ana Heights

Newport Beach firefighters extinguished a fire Friday morning that had fully engulfed a motor home, authorities said.

The 27-foot rig was ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene on Southwest Cypress Street in Santa Ana Heights about 9:22 a.m.

Initial reports said horses in a nearby corral were endangered by the fire.

Firefighters found one horse in a corral at the rear of the property, but the animal escaped uninjured and was moved by neighbors, the Newport Beach Fire Department said.

The fire set the eaves of an adjacent barn ablaze, but that damage was limited to a portion of the roof, the department said.

No one was injured. The total damage was estimated at about $15,000.

The fire appears to have started in the engine area of the motor home, but the official cause remains under investigation.

— Lauren Williams

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