Source: San Bernardino County Fire Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Information):
Needles, California: Firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Station 32 responded to a small vegetation fire on the westside of the Terrace View Apartments off Lillyhill Drive.
ZachNews captured this picture of fire department and sheriff’s department lights near the Terrace View Apartments.
San Bernardino County Fire Department said that there was a small vegetation fire likely caused by fireworks.
Fireworks were heard in the area going off prior to the fire call.
The fire call being shown on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station Dispatch Log, which also showed “FIREW” (Fireworks) incident along My Place Road at 12:18 a.m. July 4th and another “FIREW” incident along Paseo De Ray at 7:58 p.m. July 3rd and another “FIREW” incident along Morans Way at 9:52 p.m. July 3rd, as well as another “FIRE” incident along Needles Highway at 8:23 p.m. July 3rd; all prior to the reported “FIRE” call that came in at 1:27 a.m. July 4th.
Unclear yet from officials if any of these incidents were related to “Safe and Sane” fireworks which are allowed in the City of Needles city limits or illegal fireworks that shoots into the sky and explodes.
The “Safe and Sane” fireworks must be handle responsibly, set off away from vegetation and structures that can catch fire and keeping people especially children away after the “Safe and Sane” fireworks have been lit, and in case of a fire, make sure you have a cellular phone nearby to call 911 immediately as well as a fire extinguisher or water hose ready.
Remember, if it’s an emergency, call 911, and make sure to tell the dispatcher where your calling from and what is the emergency; please make sure to be calm and provide the needed important information such as exact address, how many people are hurt if any, if other homes are near by if there’s a fire; and remember to listen to the instructions provided by the dispatcher.
If you need to contact San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, please call either their business line at: 1 (760) 326-9200 or their non-emergency dispatch line at: 1 (760) 956-5001.