By N3 News Team
Grand Rapids resident Lawrence Amante was heading home from a camping trip in the northern part of the state Thursday morning and as he pulled into White Cloud he began to smell gas in the 30 foot front engine motor home he was driving.
According to White Cloud Police Chief Dan Evans when Amante reached the traffic light on M-37 he saw flames coming from the floor between him and the passenger seat. Amante pulled the vehicle into the parking lot just beyond the light and exited as the motor home burst into flames.
The White Cloud Fire Department assisted by the Newaygo Fire Department extinguished the fire but not before it devoured the motor home and melted electrical wires above.
Chief Evans stated that traffic was diverted for about an hour with the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department assisting.