On Thursday, Dec. 10, at 10:50, four engine companies of Bullhead City responded to a reported house fire at 1711 Yale Drive.
Arriving firefighters saw smoke from blocks away. Training Chief Bill Kinsey reported the house was 50% involved in fire. This mobile home was wrapped in stucco and had an addition to the rear with a room and bathroom.
Crews made an aggressive offensive attack, while wind-driven fire threatened a neighboring residence to the south. Additional firefighters worked to successfully protect all neighboring homes.
The home owners safely escaped. A fire investigation team lead by Fire Marshall Jim Dykens was called to the scene. The team determined that the fire started in or around the kitchen area. Further investigation is continuing.
The Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department was dispatched with their light/air trailer. The Bullhead City Police Department closed down Yale Drive to traffic during firefighting operations. The Bullhead City Police Department also took the male homeowner into custody.
The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the family of three. The mother, father, and nine-year-old daughter lost everything. A Toyota Landrover parked in the driveway was also destroyed.