On Tuesday, July 13th at 12:45 p.m., the 29 Palms Fire Department received a walk-in report at Fire Station 421 of a structure fire on Adobe Road south of the fire station. Firefighters responded and quickly arrived at the Desert Pines Mobile Home Park in the 6800 block of Adobe Road, in the City of Twentynine Palms, to find a single-wide mobile home well-involved in fire and threatening the mobile homes on both sides. Neighbors reported that the sole resident of the home was still inside. Two 29 Palms firefighters made entry, located the resident in the bedroom, and removed him via the bedroom window. Firefighters had the fire under control at 12:58 p.m. and prevented the fire from spreading to the other mobile homes.
The 53-year old male resident, suffering burn injuries and smoke inhalation, was treated at the scene by Morongo Basin Ambulance personnel and then flown by Mercy Air to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Several cats perished in the fire. The mobile home was destroyed with the loss to the structure and contents estimated to be $25,000.
The 29 Palms Fire Department was assisted on the incident by units from the Combat Center Fire Department and the Wonder Valley station of San Bernardino County Fire. The City of Twentynine Palms Animal Control and Citizens Patrol also assisted on the incident.
The cause of the fire was determined to be suspicious and two detectives with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb Detail were called to the scene to investigate. For further information on the cause of the fire and the ongoing investigation, please contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb Detail.