News Update!!: Needles, CA: Fire at Rio Del Sol Inn.

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News Update!!: Needles, CA: Fire at Rio Del Sol Inn.

A fire was reported right near the jacuzzi area at the Rio Del Sol Inn located at 1111 Pashard Street near Needles Highway in Needles, California.

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** Picture from ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez. **

The fire was reported at around 9:30am PT on Sunday, March 20th, 2016.

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ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez arrived on scene just as San Bernardino County Fire Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department arrived on scene.

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** Picture from ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez. **

As San Bernardino County Fire Department Firefighters started to battle the fire coming from a separated building near the pool and jacuzzi area well San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy began to evacuating people that are near the fire.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, heavy smoke was coming out of the 1,500 square feet pool and laundry facility.

Assistance from various fire department around Colorado River Tri-State area also responded to the fire, including Mohave Valley Fire Department and Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department.

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Well recording a news update on the fire, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez notice a firefighter from the San Bernardino County Fire Department was seen being helped onto a stretcher by paramedics from Baker Emergency Medical Service.

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** Picture from ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez. **

The injured firefighter appear to had its ankle area wrapped up or bandaged up.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the firefighter from the San Bernardino County Fire Department was transported from the scene and suffered minor injuries.

ZachNews hopes that the firefighter from the San Bernardino County Fire Department has a speedy recovery and will be back saving lives soon.

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** Picture from the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **

There were no reports of injuries or deaths to guest or civilians related to the fire.

The fire in under investigation, but several guest tell ZachNews that they have been told this was an electrical fire.

The rest of the hotel was not damaged during the fire, but employees tell ZachNews that the building that was on fire is a total lost inside.

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. ****

** Picture above from ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez. **

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