By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: San Bernardino County Fire Department (Information):
Needles, California: Firefighters were on scene of a triplex residential structure and vegetation fire that was burning off Washington Street near Park Avenue.
The call reporting the fire came in at around 2:23 a.m. PT on Saturday, October 17th, 2020.
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez began broadcasting live on Facebook as large flames and smoke could be seen to the south of the residential structure and vegetation fire along J Street.
Firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Station 32 and Station 18 as well as Mohave Valley Fire Department’s 81 began arriving to the scene along the 1500 block of Washington Street and 200 block of Park Avenue.
Reports over the scanner that this was a triplex residential structure with two of the three units fully engulfed, and a quarter of an acre vegetation fire is burning behind the residences.
The flames from the vegetation fire burned along a hillside in a canyon area just west of Motel 6.
The smoke from the fire loomed over the area moving to the north and west of the fire location.
Reports over the scanner and confirmed by deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station that people were evacuated from the residents.
Washington Street from L Street to Park Avenue, Park Avenue from Washington Street to Collins Street and Collins Street from Orange Avenue to Park Avenue was closed during the fire, but roadways have since been reopened.
The fire, including flare-ups and the vegetation fire, were all fully put out at around 4:00 a.m. PT.
At this moment, no reports of any injuries related to the fire and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
If anybody notice anything suspicious in the area or have any information that could be helpful to the investigation, please contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.
Thank you to all the firefighters, law enforcement deputies, paramedics and all of the utility crews for responding to the scene of the fire.