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It appears the Aurora RVer who died Wednesday, March 14, in a motor home fire may have started the fire by overheating the engine of his motor home.

Ronald Chrivia, 49, was a mobile-home owner at the T Lazy W RV Park near Grand Lake, a seasonal-only RV and trailer park that comprises individually owned RVs, trailer sites and mobile home units and is open from May 1 to Oct. 1.

From the location of his charred motor home at the scene, it appeared Chrivia had driven it with a truck in tow into the RV park on Wednesday to access his family’s vacation getaway there, but the motor home became stuck in the snow in the un-plowed roadway.

“In the process of being stuck, he was over-revving the motor, which probably caused the fire,” said Grand County Sheriff Rod Johnson, on Thursday. “Trying so hard, he ran the motor up very high. The rubber on the rear tire was flying off of the tire, then the drive shaft broke. Somewhere in that process, the transmission or the engine started on fire.”

It’s suspected there may have been an explosion as part of the fire.

But because the damage to the motor home was so extensive, “it’s difficult to understand why he couldn’t get out in time,” Johnson said. Emergency responders found Chrivia’s body just outside of the motor home when they arrived.

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The sight of beautiful Don Pedro Lake, California’s fifth-largest man-made reservoir, set in the golden foothills studded with oak and pine trees, is something that captivates your heart and pioneering spirit. One glimpse of its blue waters nestled in the ages-old Tuolumne River canyon likely will remain with you forever.

Located off Highway 120 via road J59 that heads toward La Grange, visitors will find 172 camp sites and 91 RV sites at Fleming Meadows. The adjacent Blue Oaks Campground boasts 34 trailer sites and 161 campsites. Campers can choose their own site online before departing for an outdoor adventure.

Moccasin Point is farther along Highway 120, but it takes another 30 miles to get there. Located 60 miles east of Yomemite, this smaller venue has 78 tent sites and 18 full hookup sites for RVs, and its canyon walls and higher elevation give guests more of a Sierra feeling.
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