Bullhead City AZ
At approximately 9:00 a.m. Friday Morning (6/21) several units were dispatched to the 2000 block of Whitewater Dr. for the report of a structure fire. Arriving crews reported a small amount of gray smoke coming from the vent of a single-wide mobile home. Firefighters received information that the elderly male who lived at the residence was not at home but, his dog was possibly trapped inside. Engine 761s crew, quickly surveyed the scene, forcing the door open where they found heavy smoke inside of the structure. Fortunately, this allowed the trapped dog to exit the residence safely. Battalion Chief Flummer arrived on the scene taking command directing crews through the fire attack. Crews members from Engine 761 and Ladder 711 worked together pulling a hose line to a back bedroom, knocking down the active fire and ventilating the area. After checking the residence for any additional fire extensions, crews began the overhaul process. Fire investigators were called to the scene, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. The Red Cross was contacted to provide assistance if needed and no injuries reported during the incident.
The Bullhead City Fire Department would like to remind citizens to check smoke alarms monthly and to Close Before You Doze. For more information regarding smoke alarms or the Close Before You Doze campaign please contact our Prevention Division at 928-758-3971 or visit closebeforeyoudoze.org