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Body found in fire at Kearny Mesa RV lot

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Firefighters found a body Wednesday inside a trailer that burst into flames at a Kearny Mesa recreational-vehicle storage lot.

The blaze in the 5700 block of Copley Park Place erupted shortly after 10:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. By the time crews arrived, the 20-foot trailer was fully engulfed, and a motor home next to it was also burning, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said.

Firefighters had to lay about 900 feet of hose to get water from the closest hydrant in the area. It then took them about five minutes to subdue the flames, after which the body was found, according to Luque.

The identity of the victim was not immediately known.

Investigators determined that the fire, which also damaged a second motor home and a cabin cruiser-style boat being stored at the lot, began when some type of flammable vapors were sparked by an unknown ignition source, Luque said.

The fumes may have been related to motorcycle repair work a man had doing inside the trailer in recent days in preparation for a trip, the spokesman said.

The monetary losses were set at $200,000 to the vehicles and $100,000 to contents.

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