UPDATE: Man flown to hospital after camper fire

Published: Feb. 15, 2017 at 3:37 PM EST
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One man was flown to the hospital after a fire ripped through his camper Wednesday afternoon.

Initial reports from the scene into 911 said a propane tank exploded, but firefighters on scene told 5 News that's not the case.

The fire and heat from the trailer caused a valve to pop. Firefighters don't know what caused the fire at this time. There is no word at this time just how badly the man was hurt and what his injuries are. Stay with 5 News for the latest updates.


Investigators have confirmed to 5 News that propane tanks did not explode. The safety valves popped off to relieve pressure like they are supposed to.

There is no word yet on the cause of the fire. Stay with 5 News for updates.


One person is being flown to the hospital from the scene of a camping trailer fire.

According to Harrison County 911, the fire happened just after 3:00 Wednesday afternoon along Route 19 in Meadowbrook.

A landing zone has been set up for HealthNet.

According to scanner traffic, there may have been a propane tank explosion. Emergency officials have not confirmed this information.

We have a reporter heading to the scene and will post updates when they are available.