By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: Bullhead City Police Department and Bullhead City Fire Department (Information):
Bullhead City, Arizona: Firefighters from multiple fire department agencies are responding to a residential structure fire burning along the 2,900 block of La Paloma Drive.
Reports that a women has gotten out of the structure, but she telling dispatch that her “father” may be still inside.
Bullhead City Fire Department is responding to the residential structure fire.
As of 4:18 a.m. PT, structure fully engulfed, on both sides of the house.
As of 4:19 a.m. PT, reports from firefighters that one person is still inside structure.
As of 4:22 a.m. PT, firefighters are searching for the person.
As of 4:26 a.m. PT, firefighters are attacking fire on the bravo side.
As of 4:28 a.m. PT, houses around structure fire being evacuated.
As of 4:34 a.m. PT, water of the fire, may have a knockdown. No fire investigator needed at this moment.
As of 4:47 a.m. PT, dispatch telling La Paloma Command that they are on the 10 minute mark; fire knockdown.
As of 4:52 a.m. PT, dispatch telling La Paloma Command that they gave contacted for a Rehab Unit but all of Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department crews are out, on another residential structure fire off Downey Street.
As of 4:59 a.m. PT, Rehab Unit is responding to this residential structure fire from the other residential structure fire in Fort Mohave, Arizona.
As of 5:00 a.m. PT, dispatch telling La Paloma Command that they hit 10 minute mark; firefighter saying to dispatch you can stop the clock.
As of 5:20 a.m. PT, reports of some smoke being seen from the attic area.
As of 5:45 a.m. PT, contacting American Red Cross.
As of 7:12 a.m. PT, Rehab Unit is returning to station.
As of 5:23 a.m. PT, fire units are beginning to be release from scene command.
As of 9:58 a.m. PT, the Bullhead City Fire Department released the following statement confirming the man was confirmed deceased at the scene and identified the man.
“The Bullhead City Police Department assisted the Bullhead City Fire Department early this morning at a house fire on La Paloma Drive. The male resident – Merle Lackey, 80 – was confirmed deceased on scene. The fire is still being investigated, however, does not appear suspicious in nature at this time.
The Red Cross also responded to the scene to assist the victims,” Bullhead City Fire Department said in the statement posted publicly via Facebook.
The Bullhead City Fire Department added that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.