Fire Burns Up Motorhome at Blythe, CA Festival

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Alvin Blaine, the sound engineer for Old Blue Sound who posted this picture added this :

“last I heard the audience had raised over $3500 for the folks that lost their RV.


Old Blue Sound engineer Alvin Blaine who was on duty during this past weekends festival in Blythe, CA posted this photo and blurb on his Facebook page.

“This weekends Bluegrass festival had a rough closing day for one family. Their RV went up in flames just a couple of hundred feet from the stage. They lost one of their cats to the fire, but no one else was hurt. A couple of guys ran up and pulled off the propane tanks before the flames got to them.   I don't think anyone knows how it started, the owners said there was nothing on or plugged in. As soon as every one else got their rigs away from it, and about when the amo (sic) started going off, I moved my truck away from it.  So glad something like that didn't happen on Saturday when we had the 30+mph wind.”
The Blythe Bluegrass Festival sponsored by the Blythe Chamber of Commerce was also plagued on Saturday with excessive winds that tore the canopy from it’s mountings on one of the stages on Saturday during the John Reischman and The Jaybirds’ morning set.

A spokesperson for the Blythe Chamber of Commerce declined comment but did confirm that no injuries were reported in either case.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ammo? Why ammo at a bluegrass festival? I can't imagine a place you'd need less personal protection.