POSSIBLE FIRE HAZARD

We would like to warn other Discovery owners of a possible fire hazard.   We own a 1998 Discovery.   In July of this year, during a trip to California, we had a fire break out in the left rear compartment of our coach.   It was in the wire rack compartment, which sits directly over the tailpipe.  It also sits directly under the bedroom section.   For two years we carried wood in this compartment.   We have spoken to several Discovery owners and they all carry wood in this spot.   The damage that occurred has cost our insurance Co.  $50,000.00 and still counting.   We are still waiting for the repairs to be completed.   We would like to warn other owners about this problem. If any of your readers have incurred this problem please let us know.
Thank you,
Al and Mary Baunach, e-mail Inga@harborside.com