On Friday, February 14, 2020, at approximately 11:08 AM several of our crews responded to the report of a structure fire on the 1800 block of Diamond Dr. Engine 711 arrived first on the scene reporting a mobile home structure that was approximately seventy-five percent involved with smoke and flames coming out of the side windows. Confirming that all occupants had evacuated the home firefighters began an aggressive attack on the blaze using the deck mounted master stream. Battalion Chief McCabe arrived on the scene, assuming command directing the incoming units. Medic 711 treated and transported one juvenile for reported smoke inhalation. Crews continued to knock down the fire and start the overhaul process. BC McCabe requested Southwest Gas, MEC and a fire investigator to the scene, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. The Red Cross was contacted to assist the occupants, and no other injuries were reported during this incident.
BCFD would like to remind all residents to ensure they have working smoke alarms. According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 1,450 fire deaths occur every year in homes with missing or non-functioning smoke alarms. If you need assistance or have questions regarding your smoke alarms, please call our Community Risk Reduction Division at 928-758-3971