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RV crashes into West Seattle fitness club, sets it ablaze

RV crashes into West Seattle fitness club, sets it ablaze (Seattle Fire Photo)

SEATTLE -- A West Seattle fitness club was damaged after an RV crashed into the building early Wednesday morning, setting it on fire.

The crash happened around 1 a.m. at 28th Ave SW and SW Andover Street, according to Seattle Fire officials.

It's unclear what caused the RV to lose control, but it crashed into the side of the pool area at the West Seattle Health and Fitness club, and struck a natural gas line. That triggered an explosion and fire that could be heard for blocks.

No one was injured in the crash or fire, and crews were able to douse the blaze and shut off the gas to the area.

It's the second time this year an RV has crashed in that area. In July, the brakes failed on another RV and it rolled through the same intersection. That one missed the health club and went down an embankment, injuring two people inside.

A resident who lives in a different RV in the area said he didn't recognize the one that crashed on Tuesday.

Police are still investigating what led up to the crash.

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