Vacant Dwelling Burns in Arizona


On Monday, Feb. 8, at 2:47 a.m., two engine companies of Bullhead City and two rescue ambulances responded to a house fire at 1620 Arriba Drive under the command of Battalion Chief Don Evans.

It was a single-story home with an attached garage.

Crews discovered flames and billowing smoke showing through the front door and living room area roof.

The Bullhead City Police Department advised dispatch and arriving firefighters the residence was vacant. Evans directed crews to use defensive tactics as the fire was through the roof and not safe to fight from the interior.

Firefighters in Ladder E-11 aggressively attacked the fire with hand-lines at the front of the home. Engine 21's crew hit the flames in the rear. Neighboring homes were protected at all times.

There were no injuries to any fire service personnel.

Fire Investigator John Jones was called to the scene for investigation.