A motorhome burst into flame in a Chula Vista parking lot Wednesday, seriously injuring one man.
The owner of the RV was injured as he attempted to start the vehicle just before midnight, according to officials with the Chula Vista Fire Department.
The RV fire caused serious injuries to the man’s back. He was transported to the UC San Diego Burn Center.
A second man and a dog escaped injury.
Chula Vista Police did not identify the victim but described him as a 56-year-old man who had been using the RV as his home.
The RV was illegally parked in the parking lot of a storage facility on Main Street just east of Interstate 5, police said.
The fire spread and damaged a van parked nearby.
Firefighters say the fire does not appear to be suspicious but the exact cause is still under investigation.