At 5:35 p.m. Thursday, units from Twentynine Palms Fire Department and Combat Center Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on the 6100 block of Daisy Ave. in Twentynine Palms. First arriving units found a single-‐family residence with heavy fire on the exterior. It was determined that the fire started in vegetation near the home and spread to a nearby fence, the structure itself, and into the homes attic via an exterior vent. Firefighters made entry to the interior of the home where they exposed fire in the attic and quickly extinguished it. Damage to the Structure is estimated to be $25,000 and minimal loss of contents inside the structure.
Residents of the home received assistance from a local chapter of the American Red Cross. While the cause of the fire is still under investigation it appears accidental at this time.
At 8:54 p.m. that same evening, Twentynine Palms Fire firefighters and units from the Combat Center Fire Department were dispatched to a second structure fire. The home was located on the 73000 block of Indian trail. Units arrived on scene to find a fully involved residential structure with a vehicle, a boat and other property near the structure also burning. Firefighting efforts where initially hampered due to a lack of water supply in the area. A water tender, from San Bernardino County Fire, was dispatched to the fire to assist units on scene with water and additional manpower. The fire is believed to have started due to an electrical malfunction.
Total losses to the structure and property are estimated at $100,000.
There were no injuries to fire fighters or civilians at either fire. .
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