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Camper destroyed by fire

April 15, 2018 News Extra

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The remains of a camper that burned in a fire Saturday night at Buttercup Woodlands Campground.

CONNOQUENESSING TWP — Spring cleaning turned disastrous Saturday night at Buttercup Woodlands Campground.

A seasonal camper and shed were destroyed, while two other campers sustained significant damage in a fire.

The fire started when a man was burning trash behind his camper and the blaze spread to dry grass and leaves, a wooden shed and eventually his trailer and wooden deck, campground owner Ed Tanski said.

No injuries were reported. All three campers were insured, per the campground's policy.

The victim is a man in his 70s from Allison Park, Allegheny County, Tanksi said. His truck was not damaged. Many campers live within a one or two hour drive of the campground and come and go throughout the season.

A full story will appear in the Butler Eagle.

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