|Published: 9:30 AM, 11/21/2012
||Last updated: 9:33 AM, 11/21/2012
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Only a few days after two people
were killed in an RV fire near Tellico Plains, a Sweetwater couple lost everything in fire that
claimed their camper on Greenbriar Road Saturday morning.
County Sheriff's Sgt. James Wall said when he arrived on the scene he found the camper fully
engulfed, but discovered that Ray and Patricia Self had managed to make their way out with only
minor burn injuries.
As of Tuesday, Ray Self remained in the
hospital, however, according to a family friend.
The Selfs told
Wall they were using a small electric heater to in the camper and couldn't think of anything else
that might have started the fire.
The camper had an estimated
value between $1,500-$4,000. Their car, parked nearby, was also hit by the fire, causing damage to
the bumper, headlight and mirror.
The Selfs said the fire also
destroyed their medicine and medical equipment.
The family is in
a bad situation, having lost everything, including their dog, the week of Thanksgiving.
Friend Terri Stringer said she would like to find someone with a camper
to donate to the Selfs. If you would like to help, call Stringer at 337-1923.
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