Do I have to say “He’s right”? OK, he’s right. Sometimes– maybe next time– you or I will be the deciding factor on whether someone lives or dies.
The black smoke was unmissable against the stark gray backdrop of winter.
Something on the back of an RV had caught fire while parked at an interstate travel plaza and rest stop just outside Elkhart, Ind., which is—ironically—where most RVs are manufactured.
I stopped the car and pulled out my phone, called 911, then hit record to capture video of the burning RV. I figured the explosion would be awesome if the fire reached the gas tank. A handful of cars pulled over too and the other travelers joined my gawking. Why do we like to watch things burn?
“God, I wonder if the owner knows their vehicle is on fire?” I asked.
Everyone around me shrugged.
And then it dawned on me that someone might be inside. Seemed unlikely. But possible.
“No one’s in there, right? Could someone be sleeping or showering?”
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