Columbus Township firefighters, giving the lead Elizabethtown crew a break, extinguish 2003 Holiday Rambler motor home that caught fire Monday afternoon near Burnsville. Photo by Tyler Smith, Elizabethtown Fire & Rescue
Columbus Township firefighters, giving the lead Elizabethtown crew a break, extinguish 2003 Holiday Rambler motor home that caught fire Monday afternoon near Burnsville.
Photo by Tyler Smith, Elizabethtown Fire & Rescue

COLUMBUS, Ind. — A motor home caught fire on the roadway of County Road 200 South about a mile east of Burnsville in eastern Bartholomew County, according to an Elizabethtown firefighter.

The fire, which occurred at 12:05 p.m. Monday, has shut off traffic between county roads 900 East and 1000 East in Rock Creek Township, said Elizabethtown Assistant Chief Doug Hollenbeck, who estimated the road would closed until 3:30 or 4 p.m. today.

The driver of a 2003 motor home was westbound on 200 South heading toward Columbus when another motorist got his attention and said the back end of his recreational vehicle was on fire, Hollenbeck said.

“He was burning while he was driving down the road,” Hollenbeck said.

The vehicle was a total loss, he said.

The driver, Steven Archer of Fort Wayne, was not injured, Hollenbeck said.

The Elizabethtown Fire Department was assisted by Columbus Township and Hartsville fire departments, Hollenbeck said.

Firefighters had the vehicle fire under control by about 12:40 p.m., he said.

Look for more details in Tuesday’s print edition of The Republic.

Elizabethtown firefighters examine the rear of a 2003 Holiday Rambler motor home that caught fire along County Road 200 South near Burnsville on Monday afternoon. Photo by Tyler Smith, Elizabethtown Fire & Rescue
Elizabethtown firefighters examine the rear of a 2003 Holiday Rambler motor home that caught fire along County Road 200 South near Burnsville on Monday afternoon.
Photo by Tyler Smith, Elizabethtown Fire & Rescue