PORT ANGELES — A fire in a motorhome was quickly extinguished on U.S. Highway 101 Thursday night, but eastbound traffic was backed up around the Morse Creek curve for at least an hour after the fire department arrived.
Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider of Clallam 2 Fire Rescue said no one was hurt in the blaze, which was suspected to have originated in the engine compartment of the vehicle.
The lone occupant of the motorhome was able to get out of the vehicle safely, Grider said.
“He was driving along when the motorhome caught fire” at about 7:50 p.m., Grider said. “We had to shut down the eastbound lanes while we extinguished the fire,” which took about 10 minutes.
By 8:50 p.m., only one eastbound lane was still closed, with both westbound lanes open, he said.
Grider said all lanes should be open by about 9:45 p.m. and thanked drivers for their patience.