TWIN FALLS — A fire that engulfed an RV early Monday afternoon claimed the life of a 2-year-old girl, authorities say.
Cassandra Luckey is the only known victim of a blaze that destroyed a trailer just south of Twin Falls, according to the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s deputies and the Salmon Tract fire department were dispatched to 3344 U.S. 93 shortly before 1 p.m., police say. The RV was already engulfed in flames when they arrived.
A neighbor down the road described seeing “lots of smoke” and fire trucks around that time.
Three hours later, the scene of the tragedy was quiet. What remained of the trailer, tucked away behind yellow tape next to a house surrounded mostly by fields, stood charred and crumbled in from the top down. A lone red Salmon Tract firetruck remained on the property, a few firefighters still at work in the freezing air as cars zipped by.
Agencies didn’t respond to messages Monday requesting more information on the fatal blaze. It was unclear if anyone else was in the RV at the time of the fire, but a spokesman for the Red Cross said the organization is providing help to the child’s family.
The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation by the fire marshal, according to the sheriff’s office.