On Monday, Oct. 27, at 8:37 a.m., two engine companies and one ladder truck of the Bullhead City Fire Department, along with three rescue ambulances, the training division chief and the EMS division chief responded to a residential structure fire. The fire was under the command of Battalion Chief Craig Stephenson.
Before engines arrived on the scene, dispatch was relaying "neighbors state mom and two kids could be home." The first engine on scene laid a hose from the hydrant to the engine. This fire was an offensive fire due to the large amount of fire. The engineer on the first engine activated his deck mounted nozzle and quickly dispersed 300 gallons of water on the front of the residence.
Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire with three one-and-three-quarter inch hose lines. The added room to the south had no windows to access the fire. Power tools were used to cut holes.
While still working the fire, the mom arrived home and stated all their children were in school.
The American Red Cross was called to the home to assist the family with a place to stay clothing and food. Mom, Dad and the three children now have nothing as the home was a total loss.
Two investigators were called in to investigate the cause of the fire. Their investigation is continuing.