Motorhome destroyed in fire on Highway 49

Covington County, Miss. (WJTV) – A motorhome is destroyed after a fire in Covington County.

Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol tell us it happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

They say a couple from Vicksburg was travelling south on Highway 49 when a tire on their motorhome blew out.

We’re told the driver of that motorhome, which was hauling an SUV, pulled over on the side of the road. The tire that blew out then caught fire.

MHP tells us the driver tried to put out the flames with a small fire extinguisher but to no avail.

The fire spread engulfing the rest of the motorhome, but before it spread to the SUV, MHP tells us the owner detached it from the motorhome.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol and local firefighters responded to this scene.

No one was injured.

Video of this fire comes courtesy of a WJTV Facebook friend.

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