Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Several palm trees and a small building on fire along Needles Highway.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Several palm trees and a small building on fire along Needles Highway.

A fire has been reported along the 1700 block of Needles Highway in Needles, California.

The fire was reported at around 4:00am PT on Sunday, November 26th, 2017.

** Live Broadcast from ZachNews on Facebook: **

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez rushed to the fire and began broadcasting live at ZachNews on Facebook.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Station 32 in Needles, California along with deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, and a security officer were on scene of the fire.

Firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Station 18 in Havasu Landing, California were also called to the fire.

** Video from Wyatt Caldwell: **

ZachNews later received this video from Wyatt Caldwell, a security officer, showing the flames from the fire along Needles Highway in Needles, California.

** Picture from Brett Federico: **

ZachNews also later received this picture from Brett Federico, Goffs Rapid Responder with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (B.N.S.F.), of the fire along Needles Highway in Needles, California.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Both directions of Needles Highway, also known as Route 66, is closed from West Broadway/N Street to O Street because of the fire.

Motorists are being asked to use West Broadway, Market Street, and O Street as a detour.

Firefighters worked quickly to put out the fire to the palm trees and small building, and put out any embers from the fire, including a small ember that landed in the front yard area of a next door home.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

The fire burned at least 4 palm trees and a small vacant building which appear to have roof damage from the fire.

Reports that authorities gone inside the small building and say that the small building was vacant with nobody inside.

No other buildings, including a home next door, were affected by the fire.

The fire did not burn the new power lines that were installed during the Summer 2017 as part of the inter-tie power project.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

ZachNews thanks Brett Federico and Wyatt Caldwell for sending video and picture of the fire.

If anybody has any information relayed to this fire, please contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

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

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