The OC Register yesterday reported three RVs catching fire in a Huntington Beach RV Storage lot on Gothard Avenue. No one was hurt, and firefighters were able to put out the blaze within an hour.

Yet could this end up being a fire that has a lasting affect on the city? I ask because it occurred just as the city council is set to consider approval of another RV storage lot at Garfield Avenue and Ward Street.

As I wrote about early this month, residents in an adjacent neighborhood have been fighting the approval of the proposed lot, saying that the lot’s location under a cascade of power lines is a fire hazard. The proposed lot also smacks right up against a senior citizens mobile home park.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department took “a stance that they did not want to fight fire underneath power lines and they did not want storage or buildings under power lines,” according to minutes from the Orange Planning Commission, which rejected a similar proposal in 2008.

The council will be deciding the fate of the lot at its meeting on June 21st.


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