Fire outside Ephrata ignites propane tank, destroys two travel trailers


A fire that included an exploding propane tank roared through two connected travel trailers south of Ephrata Thursday night.

Grant County Fire District 13 said the fire and explosion on Road E. 6 Northwest could be seen from miles away as it threatened several other venting propane tanks as well as numerous vehicles and a home.

The fire did ignite one vehicle before firefighters were able to contain its spread, the fire district said.

The two travel trailers and an enclosed front porch that connected them were completely destroyed.

The Grant County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.