Cause of Fire That Destroyed Forest River RV Plant Identified

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The cause of a fire that destroyed a Forest River RV plant in in Goshen, Indiana, on March 15, has been blamed on a space heater.

The fire was fed by flammable chemicals and adhesives on site.

There were no reported injuries.

Founded in 1996, Forest River has multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the United States producing Class A, B and C motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, pop-up tent campers, truck campers, park model trailers, destination trailers, cargo trailers, commercial vehicles, buses, pontoons, and mobile restroom trailers.

The company was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2005.

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