News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Training Burn at the old Overland Motel.


News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Training Burn at the old Overland Motel.

ZachNews will be posting pictures, videos, and information regarding the Training Burn being conducted from Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 to Friday, October 16th, 2015 at the old Overland Motel which is located on the 700 block of West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department will be doing a training burn and is going to bring out their candidates from their academy, work with the local fire departments and we’re going to do some training using the old Overland Motel.

** More information on the Training Burn in Downtown Needles, California at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: **

**** Best of luck to all the firefighters during their firefighter training at the Training Burn. ****


**** Timeline of Events: **

** Friday, October 16th, 2015: **


– Pictures: The big burn at the old Overland Motel in Downtown Needles, California went as planned on Friday, October 16th, 2015 and other then some winds blowing embers around, those embers were quickly put out as they fell to the ground and there was no problems to utility lines or to near by buildings affected by the big burn.

** Great work to all the firefighters who came out to Needles, California. **

More information, pictures, and videos of the big burn at the old Overland Motel will be coming up later on ZachNews and ZachNews on YouTube.

** Thursday, October 15th, 2015: **


– Pictures: Firefighters prepare to set a small fire on the west end part of the old Overland Motel. Front Street at E Street was seen closed for fire hoses running across the street.

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– Pictures: Firefighters set a small fire on the west end part of the old Overland Motel. Firefighters learned to put out the fire.

** Wednesday, October 14th, 2015: **

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– Pictures: Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department joined San Bernardino County Fire Department crews and trucks at the Training Burn at the old Overland Motel in Downtown Needles, California.

** Tuesday, October 13th, 2015: **


– Pictures: West Broadway between D Street and E Street as well as the alleyway behind the old Overland Motel was closed to traffic, but Front Street remained opened to traffic.


– Pictures: San Bernardino County Fire Department trucks parked along West Broadway in front of the old Overland Motel and in front of Palo Verde Community College.


– Pictures: Firefighters cutting a line separating the roof apart to put space so that the part of the building that is not going to be burn down will not catch fire. The wooden pallets are going to be placed inside the part of the building that will be burn down.


– Pictures: Firefighters doing some training working with the fire holes and using cutting equipment. Firefighter were seen moving some of the wooden pallets around the building and putting them inside some of the rooms.


** All pictures taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez. **

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