Structure Fires / Excessive Fire Loads

Published by The Bee News

June 9, 2023

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On Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at approximately 7:50 p.m., crews were dispatched to the report of a structure fire on the 1000 block of Citrus St. Battalion Chief Campbell arrived on the scene, confirming an active structure fire assuming command directing all of the incoming units. Crews quickly confirmed that no one was inside of the structure and began an aggressive fire attack. Due to a large amount of combustible items inside of the residence and a heavy fire load, a partial roof collapse occurred. Firefighters worked defensively and battled the blaze for an extended period. Technicians from Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC), Southwest Gas, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and fire investigators were requested to respond to the scene.

The Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department and Mohave Valley Fire Departments assisted with resource area coverage. No injuries were reported, and the fire’s cause remains under investigation.

We urge citizens to remove or clear extra combustible items from their residences. For your safety and ours, excessive combustible fire loads produce a greater risk to first responders with falling objects, exits may become obstructed, and excessive fire loading can also lead to a structure collapse.

For more information on home safety/combustible items, please call our Community Risk Reduction Division at 928-758-3971.

Responding Units – Bat 7, E711, E721, E731, E751, E761, F703, F706, F707, M711 and RH719

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