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Premier RV fire leaves family concerned for job

Donia Lemon is concerned the damages from Premier RV fire will impact her husband's job.

Posted: Nov 6, 2017 9:46 AM

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- Donia Lemon was awakened to police knocking on her door at 4 a.m. Sunday to inform her about the fire burning at Premier RV, on E. 1st Street in Junction City.

"As soon as I heard fire and it was Premier, it was pretty panicky," said Lemon.

She lives a block away from the RV storage unit. Her husband has been an employee for the business for the last five years.

"There's not that many employees that work there," she said.

Multiple fire crews worked for hours to put out the fire.

Spokeswoman for Junction City Fire, Crystal Riley, said nearly 50 RV's were inside the storage facility. She said while the extent of the damages are still unknown the amount of losses could add up to millions.

Riley said the the high fuel load in each RV made the fire challenging to put out.

"Generally speaking we have a number of RV's inside, luxury coaches, that are affected or burning at this incident," Riley said.

Lemon said employees, like her husband, are concerned for their jobs.

"I thought the whole building was on fire," she said. "There's definite fear that potentially my husband could lose his job."

Lemon said people who were staying in an RV that was being serviced in a different unit were evacuated.

"I hope all the firefighters are safe and everybody is okay and that things work out int the end for Premier RV and storage," said Lemon.

Fire crews said thankfully no one was injured and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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