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Breaking News!!: Daggett, CA: Fatal semi truck with trailer accident along eastbound Interstate 40.

Breaking News!!: Daggett, CA: Fatal semi truck with trailer accident along eastbound Interstate 40.

A semi truck with trailer accident occurred along eastbound Interstate 40 just pass the Hidden Springs Road in Daggett, California.

The semi truck with trailer accident occurred at 1:53pm PT on Saturday, February 17th, 2018.

These pictures sent into ZachNews by Vicken Atarian show the semi truck with trailer on its side along the right side of eastbound Interstate 40.

Cal Fire responded to the semi truck with trailer accident.

According to the California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division has been called to the “Fatality” accident.

These pictures sent into ZachNews by Sarina Meers show the traffic jam along eastbound Interstate 40.

All lanes of eastbound Interstate 40 were closed following the fatal crash.

Motorists were told to use Hidden Springs Road to National Trails Highway (Route 66) back to Interstate 40 in Newberry Springs, California.

As of 6:02pm PT, Caltrans District 8 is saying that a lane of eastbound Interstate 40 is open.

As of 8:11am PT on Sunday, February 18th, 2018, Caltrans District 8 is saying that all lanes of eastbound Interstate 40 are open.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victim in the fatal crash. **

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

Traffic Alert!!: Daggett, CA: Semi truck and trailer on its side along eastbound Interstate 40 blocking lanes.

Traffic Alert!!: Daggett, CA: Semi truck and trailer on its side along eastbound Interstate 40 blocking lanes.

A semi truck and trailer is on its side blocking lanes of eastbound Interstate 40 pass the Hidden Springs Road in Daggett, California.

Cal Fire and a medical helicopter is in route to the incident.

According to the California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division has been called to the incident.

These pictures sent into ZachNews by Vicken Atarian show the semi truck and trailer on its side along eastbound Interstate 40.

These pictures sent into ZachNews by Sarina Meers show where the semi truck and trailer is on its side and the traffic jam along eastbound Interstate 40.

A “Hard Closure” is in effect with all lanes of eastbound Interstate 40 are closed.

A hazmat clean up is being called for this incident.

Motorists are being detoured off at the Hidden Springs Road to National Trails Highway (Route 66) back to Interstate 40 in Newberry Springs, California.

Breaking News!!: Laughlin, NV: Head on vehicle collision on Aha Macav Parkway.

Breaking News!!: Laughlin, NV: Head on vehicle collision on Aha Macav Parkway.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, firefighters responded to a head on vehicle collision on Aha Macav Parkway, just north of the Avi Resort and Casino, in Laughlin, Nevada.

The head on vehicle collision occurred before 4:50pm PT on Sunday, February 11th, 2018.

Mohave Valley Fire Department Station 84, along with Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department Station 91 and 92, Clark County Fire Department Station 85, Fort Mojave Tribal Police Department, American Medical Response ambulance, and Classic Air responded, all to the head on vehicle collision.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, 5 patients were transported by ground to Valley View Medical Center and a patient was transported to Havasu Regional by Classic Air.

** Pictures from the Mohave Valley Fire Department: **

 

Traffic Alert!!: Fort Mohave, AZ: Traffic collision reported along northbound Arizona Highway 95 near Boundary Cone Road.

Traffic Alert!!: Fort Mohave, AZ: Traffic collision reported along northbound Arizona Highway 95 near Boundary Cone Road.

ZachNews has just learned of a traffic collision along northbound Arizona Highway 95 (Mohave Valley Highway) near Boundary Cone Road in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

Reports that the traffic collision occurred at around 8:11pm MST on Thursday, August 24th, 2017.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (A.D.O.T.), the crash occurred at milepost 234 and the northbound lanes was blocked.

Several of our ZachNews fans in the area of the traffic collision are telling ZachNews that at least 2 vehicles, a Buick and a versa, were involved in a “bad” head on crash.

Arizona Department of Public Safety Dispatch tells ZachNews at least 2 vehicles were involved in the crash.

First responders responded to the scene of the traffic collision and a medical helicopter was called.

Arizona Department of Public Safety Dispatch tells ZachNews that there were 2 people injured in the traffic collision, including a person with serious injuries needing to be airlifted to a hospital, and there were no fatalities in the traffic collision.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (A.D.O.T.), as of 9:46pm MST, all lanes have been reopened and the traffic collision cleared.

Downtown Needles, CA: Winners from the Peewee Derby Races 2016 during the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park 2016.

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Downtown Needles, CA: Winners from the Peewee Derby Races 2016 during the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park 2016.

The Peewee Derby Races 2016 was held during the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park 2016 on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 in Downtown Needles, California.

** Peewee Derby Races Winners: (By Racing Categories): **

4 years old to 6 years old:

1st Place: Tomi Trescartes

2nd Place: Kiden Russo

7 years old to 9 years old:

1st Place: Thomas Risse

2nd Place: Bleze Medlin

10 years old to 12 years old:

1st Place: Ben Barrackman

2nd Place: Angelo Calaunan

** Information provided from Jennifer Valenzuela. **

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews where you will be able to watch the full peewee derby races as well as the many other performances that took place during the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park 2016. ****

Downtown Needles, CA: Winners from the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park Lighted Parade 2016.

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Downtown Needles, CA: Winners from the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park Lighted Parade 2016.

A lighted parade was held during the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park 2016 on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 in Downtown Needles, California.

Awards were given out for the best floats, decorated vehicles, and group in the lighted parade.

** Lighted Parade Winners: **

Floats:

1st Place: Needles Recreation Center’s Dance Trax 51

2nd Place: Fraternal Order of Eagles #2599 (Eagles Aerie 2599)

3rd Place: A & G Towing and Storage

Decorated Vehicles:

1st Place: Bureau of Land Management – ‘The Grinch’

2nd Place: Mohave National Preserves

3rd Place: River Diamond Ranch

Group:

1st Place: Needles High School Marching Band

2nd Place: Fort Mojave Tribal Band

3rd Place: Colorado River Medical Center

** Information provided from Mary Gonzales. **

To claim your prize, please contact Mary Gonzales at: 1 (760) 326-7151.

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews where you will be able to watch the full lighted parade as well as the many other performances that took place during the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park 2016. ****

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Pickup truck with trailer fire is put out.

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News Update!!: Needles, CA: Pickup truck with trailer fire is put out.

At around 12:23am PT on Friday, September 25th, 2015, a pickup truck with trailer fully on fire was reported along Highway 95 just north of Interstate 40 west of Needles, California.

Both lanes of Highway 95 were closed due to the visibility from the smoke.

A water tender from Mohave Valley Fire Department is being called by San Bernardino County Fire Department to this truck fire.

According to the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page, parties are out of the vehicle and the trailer was carrying a truck and car which were loss in the fire.

Firefighters worked to keep the fire from burning near by vegetation.

At 1:37am PT,  the fire was fully put out and was in the mop up stage.

Highway 95 will be reopen as soon as the clean up is over.

At this moment, it’s unclear if there were any injuries related to the fire.

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

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Pickup truck with trailer fully on fire.

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Pickup truck with trailer fully on fire.

ZachNews is hearing reports over the police scanner of a pickup truck with trailer fully on fire along Highway 95 just north of Interstate 40 west of Needles, California.

The call came in at around 12:23am PT on Friday, September 25th, 2015.

A water tender from Mohave Valley Fire Department is being called by San Bernardino County Fire Department to this truck fire.

Both lanes of Highway 95 is closed due to the visibility from the smoke.

According to the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page, parties are out of the vehicle and the trailer was carrying a truck and car.

The truck and car being carry is loss.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Resident speaks out about fire department’s response time.

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News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Resident speaks out about fire department’s response time.

Just days after several homes catch on fire in Downtown Needles, California on Saturday, June 13th, 2015, outrage is growing over the response time of the San Bernardino County Fire Department and the amount of abandon buildings around the community of Needles, California sitting there collecting dust, trash, and waiting to go up in flames.

Near by resident Richard Webster spoke to ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez about the fire he and his family seen the fire as they pulled back into town from a trip out to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Richard Webster tells ZachNews that he wented to try to help save his neighbor George Edward Hamil Sr.’s home, but a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Officer told him to leave and said to him that he wasn’t firefighter.

Richard Webster tells ZachNews that he knew the risk, but still wanted to save my neighbor’s house, and well the fire continued to burn next do, no fire department trucks arrive yet.

It was 15 minutes Richard Webster tells ZachNews between the time of arriving home, seeing the fire, trying to help save his neighbor’s home, and being told to leave, and when ZachNews asked if there was any fire department trucks here yet, Richard Webster tells ZachNews, “No”.

The fire jumped to his neighbor’s home as Richard Webster and other neighbors watched wondering where were the fire trucks at.

When ZachNews asked when did the first fire department truck arrived to the fire, Richard Webster tells ZachNews that “the first fire truck showed up 25 minutes”.

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Richard Webster tells ZachNews that the first fire truck to show up was a small fire department truck (Picture Above) from San Bernardino County Fire Department, but he wasn’t sure if it was our local fire station fire truck.

Brian Barlow was another resident who arrived to the fire and began recording the fire as that small fire truck with 2 firefighters rolled out their fire hoses to begin to fight this fire which in the video has jumped to George Edward Hamil Sr.’s home.

Both Brian Barlow and other people watching the fire jump onto the other home all wondering where was the other fire engine and if the firefighters from the small fire truck be able to put out this fire before it spreads to other buildings on the street.

According to a press release by the San Bernardino County Fire Department, “In all, 16 firefighters from SBCoFire, Mojave Valley Fire and Ft. Mojave Fire were able to contain the fire within 50 minutes”.

ZachNews asked Richard Webster that were able to contain the fire within 50 minutes which he said no to that and said that the fire burned for hours; until 6:00pm PT.

Richard Webster tells ZachNews that why don’t we have another fire engine in our community in case of a situation like this happens, and his neighbor who lost his home and other neighbors are concern about what happened that day.

ZachNews asked about the boarded up buildings in the community including some of the buildings burned in this fire and how he felt about them still up awaiting for something to happen to them.

On I Street near the Jack In The Box parking lot, there is a boarded up home that has sat empty for years and on West Broadway next to the old and closed Valero Gas Station, an apartment building was also boarded up and has been like that for a few months.

Richard Webster tells ZachNews that they have transients coming off the trains and squatters coming into the community, and there’s a lot of empty buildings here; it’s a problem.

ZachNews asked Richard Webster if Code Enforcement is doing enough to address this issue of boarded and empty buildings in the community which Richard Webster said, “No there’s not.”

Richard Webster wants Code Enforcement to do a lot more about these boarded and empty buildings, and express what happen to him when Code Enforcement complaint about his yard because it had a lot of stuff when he just moved.

Richard Webster is upset about the time that it took for fire crews to arrive to put out this fire and wishes that he could have been able to save his neighbor’s house.

“We could have save this house – I mean – there was no reason why we couldn’t saved it, except for nobody was here.”

** You can watch the full video interview with Richard Webster at the follwoing ZachNews on YouTube website address: **

ZachNews asked Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 about the response time to the fire by the fire department which several residents and witnesses were telling ZachNews that took 20 to 30 minutes to respond to the fire.

Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department didn’t want to speak about it on camera, but as the camera was off, Daniel Nelson tells ZachNews that this wasn’t true.

Also, according to Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Engine 31 was on a call of a motorcycle accident which a woman needed to be flown out on westbound Interstate 40 near Goffs Road; around 33 miles away from Needles, California according to Google Earth or 36.5 miles from Needles, California according to Bing Map.

ZachNews is awaiting a response from San Bernardino County Fire Department Battalion Chief John Chamberlain regarding this fire and the response time of his fire department.

Richard Webster tells ZachNews that he wants something change so that this wouldn’t happen again, and when asked about what the City of Needles should do to address this issue on fire service in the community, Richard Webster tells ZachNews that the City of Needles needs to figure out how to get the funding and make the funding happen because, “you’re talking about lives.”

Richard Webster think that the idea of having a local fire service such as a volunteer fire department that would keep fire service local well the county fire department can service along the interstate would be, “the best then ever.”

As the burned debris of these homes sit as people drive by, the feelings of this resident is growing with more residents wanting something done to address this problem and hoping that this is address soon before another fire happens that may cost lives.

This issue regarding fire department response time and having fire service in the community in case of a fire in our community when fire crews are on a call on the interstate was raised during a Needles City Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 by members of the Needles City Council including Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy and Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson.

** Video From ZachNews on YouTube: **

ZachNews has learned from Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson that he will be posting a public statement Monday evening in regards to this incident and has spoke with George Edward Hamil Sr. who was one of the homes burn in the fire.

**** ZachNews will have that public statement posted on ZachNews as soon as it’s available. ****

** Regarding the Fire in Downtown Needles, California: **

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According to Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the cause of the fire is still under investigation; our investigators as well as San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Arson and Bombs were here for many hours trying to figure out what caused this fire, but was most likely arson.

At least 3 homes in Downtown Needles, California were lost in this fire including 2 homes along the 200 block of I Street and a home along the 1200 block of West Broadway which that was a 2 story which the second story was fully on fire.

One of the homes along I Street that was on fire was about to be moved into by George Edward Hamil Sr. who worked at the Westside Chevron Gas Station and did several Thanksgiving lunches as well as the first Christmas lunch at the Chester’s Chicken in Needles, California in December 2014  giving out a total of 214 plates of food to the community he loves.

Speaking about the home that was being moved into, Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department tells ZachNews that the owner were in the process of purchasing the home and he did not live at the house at the time, but he did have some belongings that they started to move over to the home which the fire engulfed the home.

According to Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the first call of this fire came in at 12:53pm PT on Saturday, June 13th, 2013, and the first unit to respond to the fire was Patrol 31 and a unit form Mohave Valley Fire Department.

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ZachNews seen fire department crews from Mohave Valley Fire Department and Fort Mohave Fire Department here at the fire with San Bernardino County Fire Department.

According to Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, this was a second alarm fire so there may have been 10 fire department units here.

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Streets were closed around the fire including J Street between Third Street to West Broadway, West Broadway between J Street to H Street, I Street between Front Street to Third Street, and Third Street between J Street to H Street.

ZachNews seen the San Bernandino County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Department of Public Safety (D.P.S.) and Land Management closing the streets around the fire well City of Needles Public Works Crews rushed to place road barricades around the fire.

According to Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, streets around the fire have been reopened.

On Sunday, June 14th, 2015, road barricades were still seen up blocking I Street at Third Street, but I Street at West Broadway was reopened.

As firefighters battled the fire that lasted for hours, a brief thunderstorm moved over the area of the fire bringing brief downpours of rain as well as some winds and lightning with thunder.

Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department tells ZachNews that the fire spread quickly due to weather conditions, and the brief rain that fell didn’t help in putting out the fire.

As for evacuations, Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department tells ZachNews that he doesn’t believe there was any evacuations.

Several witnesses tells ZachNews that the Jack In The Box was cleared out for a bit due to the fire was close by the fast food restaurant, and up on a hill overlooking the fire, McDonald’s had smoke blown at the fast food restaurant which due to the street closures, had very little traffic.

As for injuries, Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department tells ZachNews that a firefighter had minor injuries; the firefighter rolled his ankle.

ZachNews seen the firefighter and asked if he was alright, but he said he was alright, and even with the injury, this firefighter continued on his own to fight the fire.

As for any arrest related to this fire, Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department tells ZachNews that a Person of Interest was talked to by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, but they didn’t make an arrest.

** Video of the interview at the following ZachNews on YouTube website address: **

As the cause of this fire remains under investigation, anyone with information is asked to contact the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 47-ARSON (1-800-472-7766) or San Bernardino County Fire Department Dispatch at: 1 (909) 356-3805.

** Videos of this fire are at the following ZachNews on YouTube website addresses: **

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 2.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 3.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 4.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 5.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 6.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 7.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 8.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 9.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 10.

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews as more news updates with more information regarding this news story. ****

 

 

News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Latest information regarding several homes on fire.

News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Latest information regarding several homes on fire.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding several homes that were on fire in Downtown Needles, California on Saturday, June 13th, 2015.

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According to Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the cause of the fire is still under investigation; our investigators as well as San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Arson and Bombs were here for many hours trying to figure out what caused this fire; most likely arson.

At least 3 homes in Downtown Needles, California were lost in this fire including 2 homes along the 200 block of I Street and a home along the 1200 block of West Broadway which that was a 2 story which the second story was fully on fire.

ZachNews has learned that one of the homes along I Street that was on fire was about to be moved into by George Edward Hamil Sr. who worked at the Westside Chevron Gas Station and did several Thanksgiving lunches as well as the first Christmas lunch at the Chester’s Chicken in Needles, California in December 2014  giving out a total of 214 plates of food to the community he loves.

Speaking about the home that was being moved into, Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department tells ZachNews that the owner were in the process of purchasing the home and he did not live at the house at the time, but he did have some belongings that they started to move over to the home which the fire engulfed the home.

According to Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the first call of this fire came in at 12:53pm PT on Saturday, June 13th, 2013, and the first unit to respond to the fire was Patrol 31 and a unit form Mohave Valley Fire Department, and Engine 31 was on a call of a motorcycle accident which a woman needed to be flown out on westbound Interstate 40 near Goffs Road.

ZachNews seen fire department crews from Mohave Valley Fire Department and Fort Mohave Fire Department here at the fire with San Bernardino County Fire Department.

According to Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, this was a second alarm fire so there may have been 10 fire department units here.

ZachNews asked about the response time to the fire which several residents and witnesses tell ZachNews that took 20 to 30 minutes to respond to the fire.

Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department tells ZachNews is not true, and that San Bernardino County Fire Department Battalion Chief John Chamberlain will talk to ZachNews on Monday, June 15th, 2015 regarding this issue of response time to a fire call as well as the issue of having fire engines here in Needles, California when they go on a call along Interstate 40 which the Needles City Council have raised concerns about in past Needles City Council Meetings discussing fire services options in the City of Needles because the City of Needles can’t afford the new contract at a higher price then other past years due to a program being phased out.

Streets were closed around the fire including J Street between Third Street to West Broadway, West Broadway between J Street to H Street, I Street between Front Street to Third Street, and Third Street between J Street to H Street.

ZachNews seen the San Bernandino County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Department of Public Safety (D.P.S.) and Land Management closing the streets around the fire well City of Needles Public Works Crews rushed to place road barricades around the fire.

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According to Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, streets around the fire have been reopened.

As firefighters battled the fire that lasted for hours, a brief thunderstorm moved over the area of the fire bringing brief downpours of rain as well as some winds and lightning with thunder.

Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department tells ZachNews that the fire spread quickly due to weather conditions, and the brief rain that fell didn’t help in putting out the fire.

As for evacuations, Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department tells ZachNews that he doesn’t believe there was any evacuations.

Several witnesses tells ZachNews that the Jack In The Box was cleared out for a bit due to the fire was close by the fast food restaurant, and up on a hill overlooking the fire, McDonald’s had smoke blown at the fast food restaurant which due to the street closures, had very little traffic.

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** Picture from the San Bernardino County Fire Department: **

As for injuries, Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department tells ZachNews that a firefighter had minor injuries; the firefighter rolled his ankle.

ZachNews seen the firefighter and asked if he was alright, but he said he was alright, and even with the injury, this firefighter continued on his own to fight the fire.

As for any arrest related to this fire, Daniel Nelson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department tells ZachNews that a Person of Interest was talked to by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, but they didn’t make an arrest.

** Video of the interview at the following ZachNews on YouTube website address: **

As the cause of this fire remains under investigation, anyone with information is asked to contact the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 47-ARSON (1-800-472-7766) or San Bernardino County Fire Department Dispatch at: 1 (909) 356-3805.

** Videos of this fire are at the following ZachNews on YouTube website addresses: **

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 2.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 3.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 4.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 5.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 6.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 7.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 8.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 9.

– Downtown Needles, CA: 6-13-2015: Homes on Fire 10.

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews as more news updates with more information regarding this news story. ****