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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON DUPLEX FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS EARLY FRIDAY

We have additional information regarding a fire at a vacant duplex building in Twentynine Palms Friday (September 3). According to Sheriff’s reports, a bystander called 911 around 1:38 a.m. to report a structure fire in the 6600 block of Yucca Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Fire crews were notified and responded. Arriving crews found a duplex building and nearby power lines fully involved in flames. Fire crews mounted an attack and extinguished the fire. Crews searched the building extensively and determined it was empty. Preliminary reports from fire crews indicate the fire was caused by a vehicle in a parking stall in the building. The investigation is ongoing.

HOUSE AND RV DESTROYED IN WONDER VALLEY FIRE EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

A Wonder Valley house and RV were completely destroyed in a fire early Saturday morning (August 21). According to San Bernardino County Fire Battalion Chief Mike McClintock, crews were dispatched around 3 a.m. for a report of a structure fire in the 6000 block of Shelton Road in Wonder Valley. Arriving crews discovered a house and RV well involved in flames. Fire crews attacked the fire, keeping it from spreading to nearby vegetation. An energized power line fell during the firefight, causing a hazard to fire crews. Crews had the fire knocked down in about 30 minutes. There were no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TALKS FUNDING, ACQUISITIONS, AND COVID-19

The Yucca Valley Town Council met last night for a packed agenda. The council began with a presentation from the San Bernardino County Emergency Nurse Communication System, which is hoping to enhance service delivery by triaging (TREE-AH-JING) 911 calls to determine the level of care and needed response when people call 911 in the county. In a presentation from the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the council was enthused over the recent allocation of $12 million in state funds to build a new fire station in Yucca Valley. Cassidy Taylor has the rest of the coverage…

In department reports, the council approved the acquisition agreement for a property near Brehm Sports Park to aide with the community’s recreational needs. The council also voted to allocate $1,051,000 towards town-wide crack and slurry seal, to expand the life of roadways in the town. The funds for the sealing come from the FY 2021-2022 Measure Y Spending Plan following approval from the Revenue Measure Oversight Commission (RMOC).

Council Member Denison was appointed as the voting delegate and Council Member Lombardo as the alternate for the business meeting of the League of California Cities Annual Conference.

After months without one, the council provided a COVID-19 update. As COVID-19 case numbers worsen, the state has not given very many directives, just recommendations. Using the old California tier system, Yucca Valley would be in the purple, widespread tier. On the other hand, just under 50% of Yucca Valley residents are fully vaccinated and 57.5% are partially vaccinated. 

You can find information on COVID-19 case rates, vaccinations, and other information at sbcovid19.com. –

FIRE ENGINE COOL DOWN FOR KIDS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

The firefighters of County Fire Station #44 are traveling to Knott’s Sky Park in Twentynine Palms on Thursday, August 5, for a Kids Cool Down event. There will be plenty of “Spray’in and play’in” as the fire engine cools down kids. Additionally, Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation will host Free Bubble Play and Snacks. The event takes place from 5-6 p.m. Knott’s Sky park is located on EL Sol Avenue in Twentynine Palms. For questions or more information, contact Christina Benton at 760-367-7562 ext. 1025, or by email at cbenton@29palms.org.

VACANT HOME DAMAGED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE EARLY FRIDAY

A Twentynine Palms home was heavily damaged in a structure fire early Friday morning (July 30). According to reports from San Bernardino County Fire Battalion Chief Mike McClintock, fire crews were dispatched to the 6000 block of Mission Avenue near the intersection of Twentynine Palms Highway around 6 a.m. for a report of a structure fire near a hotel. A unit from Station 44 in Twentynine Palms was first to arrive on scene, finding a vacant single story home well involved in fire. The crew began battling the fire and, once additional firefighters arrived, crews completed a primary search of the home for any potential victims, as neighbors reported seeing people living in the home despite it being vacant. Crews stopped the fire from spreading to nearby buildings, knocking down the fire in around 20 minutes. No injuries to firefighters or citizens were reported. Fire investigators were assigned to determine the cause and origin of the fire.