Apartment Complex Fire Sparks Second-alarm Response

Written by The Bee News

September 10, 2020

Apartment complex fire sparks second-alarm response

Bullhead City AZ- On September 9, at approximately 6:25 p.m., several units were dispatched to the River Springs apartment complex at 1775 Arriba Dr. for a reported commercial structure fire. Battalion Chief Livermore immediately requested a second-alarm fire response through dispatch, adding additional manpower and assistance from Fort Mohave Mesa Fire Department and Mohave Valley Fire Department. Initial reports stated that one male subject was possibly still inside of the apartment unit that was one fire. Engine 711’s crew acted quickly, knocking down the blaze, making entry performing an aggressive search and rescue.

Firefighters cleared and confirmed that all occupants were safely evacuated from the home. Engine 761’s crew evacuated the near-by apartment units while checking for any fire extensions.  Light smoke damage was found in two additional near-by units.  Crews quickly knocked down the blaze keeping it contained to the area of fire origin, allowing the additional second alarm units to clear.

Fire Investigators arrived on the scene; the cause of this fire remains under investigation at this time. A request for the Red-Cross was made to assist the affected occupants, as the apartment unit is inhabitable at this time. There were no injuries reported during this incident.

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