WONDER VALLEY FAMILY LEFT HOMELESS AFTER A FRIDAY MORNING FIRE

WONDER VALLEY FAMILY LEFT HOMELESS AFTER A FRIDAY MORNING FIRE

A Wonder Valley family was left homeless after a Friday morning fire. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to the home in the 3600 block of Pinto Mountain Road about 10:47 a.m. and firefighters from Twentynine Palms were the first to arrive at about 11:04. They were assisted by crews from Wonder Valley, Yucca Valley, and the Combat Center. The wooden house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The blaze brought down power lines going to the home, and the roof had partially collapsed. Snow said crews began an aggressive exterior attack and knocked down the fire in about 20 minutes. Snow said the cause of the fire was due to the occupants burning trash too close to the home; a light wind carried the flames into the home which quickly spread. He estimated the loss at about $60,000. The American Red Cross was called in to assist the temporary shelter for the residents, Eric Quander, his wife, their child, and dog.

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