Camper fire

Smoke billows out from a Bluebird bus, converted into a camper, that caught fire on Wednesday while it was being driven on Route 11 in Gilford. (Karin Nelson/The Laconia Daily Sun photo)

GILFORD — A motor vehicle fire was quickly extinguished yesterday late afternoon.

Firefighters were called at about 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday for report of a Bluebird bus, converted into a camper, that had caught fire on Lakeshore Road, Route 11, near TD Banknorth.

A firefighter on scene said that the driver of the camper was on her way to a gas station when she saw smoke coming from the engine bay, then pulled over. She called 9-1-1 when she saw flames.

Gilford Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire; there were no injuries reported.

— Adam Drapcho

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