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29 Palms Lucks out as Two Fires break out within hours.

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fire 002At 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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  1. Steve Spear Steve Spear says:

    Just a matter of time before somebody dies while our council, as Gary would say, “dithers” their public safety duties away.

    Plus takes $165,000 a year from Desert Heights.


  2. Time for the happy farm for five hapless council members.

    Let’s see, $160,000 a year usurped from Desert Heights taxpayers for the personal follies of a failed, benign, hubris incompetence and unmasked city council.” Not a problem. That’s another sign, goat, fake wall, arch over the city or more taxpayers money for the local in crowd — all for the sake of placating egos in the name tourism.

    Hummm. Public safety and infrastructure vs. absolutely non-essential petty projects that drained the city of enormous monetary resources. What has the public gained? Nada.

  3. michaelv michaelv says:

    I guess the second structure was unoccupied at the time because the lack of water that hampered the fighting of that fire could have been the cause of a death. Once again we see that 29 fire was assisted by Base fire and in the case of the second fire, the county got involved. As a City, the City fire department should not need to rely on outside help to fight a house fire.
    It has been said on this site several times that if there were a larger disaster where the multiple fire units were needed in several locations, the City of 29 would suffer greatly. Why can’t the council see the need to devise a plan on bringing the fire department up to a safe standard so that the citizens are reassured of their safety. I think it is the blinders they are wearing. The blinders are in the form of a new community center, a new theater, and new low income housing (which I am sure the city really needs). Of course they can say that they are helping promote the city and what it has to offer to tourists, totally ignoring the fact that it is the people who live within the City everyday of the year that need to be taken care of with a fully funded, fully operational fire department, safe sidewalks to walk from one section of the city to another, and a financial safety net to be in reserve for emergency that may arise in the future.
    It appears that the council thinks that since their terms are expiring , they need to spend all the money before they leave.

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