ELSIE — A man suffering burns was transported by

Lifeflight helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Hospital Sunday afternoon

after a recreational vehicle caught on fire.

The fire occurred at 3:36 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway

26 at Milepost 30.

Hans Mulder, assistant fire chief of the Elsie Fire

Department, did not have the man’s name. His condition is also


The fire apparently started in the RV’s engine

compartment, Mulder said. The fire spread to some nearby trees and

burned at least an acre, Mulder said.

Assisting the Elsie Fire Department were the Seaside

and Hamlet fire departments. Firefighters remained on the scene for

at least two hours, Mulder said.