By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Fire Department (Information):
Needles, California: Small vegetation fire is out along westbound Interstate 40 near West Park Road.
The call came in at around 10:37 a.m. PT on Sunday, February 21st, 2021 reporting a small vegetation fire along westbound Interstate 40 just between East Broadway and Five Mile Road.
Firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Station 32 responded to the initial reported location of the a small vegetation fire off the right hand side of the interstate.
As of 10:49 a.m. PT, Medical Engine 32 tells dispatch that they’re in the area east of East Broadway trying to locate the small vegetation fire.
As of 10:57 a.m. PT, Medical Engine 32 tells dispatch that they can’t locate the small vegetation fire in the area.
As of 10:58 a.m. PT, Dispatch tells Medical Engine 32 that California Highway Patrol is on scene at mile marker 139 which is the West Park Road on-ramp onto westbound Interstate 40.
At of 11:00 a.m. PT, California Highway Patrol reports the fire is now out.
As of 11:07 a.m. PT, Medical Engine 32 tells dispatch that they are on scene, the fire is out and doing overhaul, and to cancel all other responding fire department units.
Cause of the fire is not yet known.