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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Fire Destroys RV in Knowlton Campground

Firefighters knock down a blaze in RV at the Delaware Family Campgrounds. Photo courtesy of the Knowlton Fire and Rescue Co. No. 1

Firefighters extinguished a blaze involving a recreational vehicle parked in the Delaware River
Family Campground on Route 46 in Knowlton in the early morning hours of June 13th.

Knowlton Fire and Rescue Co. No. 1, Station 46, arrived shortly after midnight to find a fully involved fire in an RV parked at the grounds. Knowlton was assisted by the Hope Volunteer Fire Department, Station 38 and the Good Will Fire Co. No. 1 from Belvidere, which supplied water lenders.

BLS 41-53 from St. Luke’s Emergency and Transport Services was also on the scene, but no injuries resulted from the blaze.
Firefighters remained on the scene for two hours, and the RV was reported to be a total loss.

No damage was reported to any other vehicles on the property.

Joe Phalon
Joe Phalon, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of the Ridge View Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.

Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.

Being part of the Ridge View Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.

Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.