A fire in the Palm Desert neighborhood Wednesday afternoon left a family of three and their dog without a home. Crews with the Clark County Fire Department were dispatched to what was reported as a ‘high’ level structure fire in the 2900 block of Biscaya Drive at 3:46 p.m. Not knowing exactly what they were going to face, dispatchers also requested assistance from the Bullhead City Fire Department.
Once they arrived, firefighters found large amount of smoke and flame coming from the attached garage of the single family residence. According to Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan, Laughlin firefighters made an offensive attack on the fire and had it knocked down 20 minutes after dispatchers received their first call. Firefighters from Bullhead City were also on scene to assist in the effort.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Neighbors said that no one was home at the time of the blaze. The husband had left to pick up his wife from work and returned to find his house on fire. The American Red Cross is assisting the family at this time.
There were no injuries reported and damages have not been estimated.