A Twentynine Palms home was destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning, and a neighboring structure also suffered damage. County Fire Battalion Chief Bob Evans said firefighters were called to the blaze in the 6400 block of Cholla Avenue at 12:48 a.m. where they found a single-family house well involved with fire. Twentynine Palms firefighters began a defensive attack while waiting for crews from the Combat Center, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley. Neighbors reported hearing an explosion. Meanwhile, a false alarm call 10 minutes later about a fire in the 6600 block of National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms was an issue, as one crew had to be pulled off the fire and sent to check out the call. Once crews were all on scene of the Cholla Avenue fire, firefighters transitioned to an interior attack of the fire. Strong winds made fighting the fire challenging, and flames spread to the attic of a neighboring house. No one was at home in the original house; the occupant of the neighboring house was able to get out safely with the help of the Sheriff’s Department. The fire was knocked down in about 30 minutes, but it took more than two hours to mop up the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Firefighters were called to a blaze in Twentynine Palms early this morning. Crews from Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and the Combat Center were called just after 3 a.m. to the 72900 block of Manana Avenue where they found smoke and flames in an attached garage that had been converted to living quarters. Firefighters confined the flames to the converted garage area and had the fire knocked down in about 20 minutes, but the rest of the home suffered smoke damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Four people are homeless following a fire in Twentynine Palms Saturday morning. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike McClintock said crews from Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and the Combat Center were called to the blaze in the 5700 block of Mariposa Avenue just before 8 a.m. Firefighters found flames and smoke showing from the rear of the single-story home. They were able to knock down the fire in about 15 minutes. The residents were out at the time of the blaze. The living quarters sustained heavy damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Fire officials are investigating a mobile home fire in Twentynine Palms Monday. Fire crews from Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and the Combat Center were called to the 6600 block of Smoke Tree Avenue at 11:25 a.m. The fire, which is believed to have started in a bedroom, was under control in about 10 minutes. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze which was threatening another home.
Updated 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 with additional information.
Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a vehicle fire in Twentynine Palms Sunday. Deputies and firefighters were called at 1 p.m. to a pick-up truck burning in the Sugar Bowl area, near Amboy Road and Shoshone Valley Road. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike McClintock said the soft sand roads made it difficult for fire engines from Twentynine Palms and the Combat Center to reach the 2008 Nissan Titan, which was fully involved in flames. The owner of the truck was not at the scene when crews arrived, but deputies were able to locate him. He said he had left the truck at the intersection of Lear Avenue and Indian Trail due to a flat tire. McClintock said there was no immediate threat to vegetation from the blaze. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating.