PRESS RELEASE: Multiple Fires Extinguished in Lake Havasu

Posted Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 3:02 PM

A fire was reported off of Victoria Farms Rd. at 10:54 AM on Friday May 30th. Fire units found debris from a storage yard being cleaned up had caught fire. The fire was extinguished quickly with no spread to the buildings around it. One engine from Lake Havasu and two from Dessert Hills FD along with their Battalion Chiefs responded to the fire. There was no dollar loss from the fire.

At the same time, the Lake Havasu City Fire Dept. had been conducting a search for two female hikers and their dog out in the Sara Park hiking trails. The two hikers had become lost and ran out of water. They called 911 before they got distressed while continuing to find their way back to the trail. Shortly after the firefighters began their search, the hikers found their way back onto the trail. The firefighters found them within minutes unharmed. The hikers were given a ride out to the road.

The Fire Department then responded to a possible gas leak inside a home in the 2400 block of Cajon Dr. at 11:06 am. Firefighters found an old gas can in the garage had started off gassing. The gas and fumes were removed from the structure quickly. No injuries were reported.

In the early hours of Saturday, May 31st, at 4:37 am the Fire Department responded to a brush fire on the Island in the site 5 area. The Fire was extinguished in under an hour and kept to under an acre. Two engine companies and a battalion chief responded to the fire. There was no injuries reported and there was no dollar loss.

At 4:44 am the Fire Department responded to Chenowith Dr for a trash truck fire. Two engine companies responded to the fire. The driver had dumped his cargo onto the street. The first arriving crew found the truck was on fire along with the trash. The firefighters extinguished the truck first and then started on the trash. They had the fire extinguished in fifteen minutes, but were on the scene an additional 90 minutes taking care of hot spots. The truck received an estimated $1,000.00 in damage. No injuries were reported.


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