A man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle early Thursday morning after sustaining serious burns in an RV fire at Island County Fairgrounds in Langley. Late Thursday afternoon, a hospital spokesperson said he was in serious condition and in the intensive care unit.
At 1:40 a.m., Ben Wooldridge awoke in his motor home to find it on fire, according to Deputy Chief Jon Beck of South Whidbey Fire/EMS.
Wooldridge works part-time as a campground host at the Fairgrounds Campground, according to Stan Reeves, executive director of the Port of South Whidbey.
Wooldridge lives at the campground in his RV.
He was able to evacuate the vehicle, but his cat, Oreo, perished inside.
Nearby campers stopped Wooldridge from trying to go back in to look for his pet, Beck said.
“That was a good thing,” he said.