Needles Fire1NEEDLES-A fire in Needles early Saturday afternoon left three homes destroyed and a family displaced.

San Bernardino County Fire Department was notified a little after 1 p.m. Saturday regarding the house fire in the 200 block of I Street in Needles.

A mutual aid call was made to neighboring Mohave Valley and Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department who arrived within 15 minutes of the initial call.

Hot temperatures, strong winds and power line poles reportedly hindered the initial fire attack by fire personnel. The fire was still smoldering at all three sites late Saturday night.

One family was reportedly displaced by the fire, but there was no word on if the American Red Cross was assisting the family.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and there were no injuries reported.

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