Four engine companies were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the Holiday Shores neighborhood of Bullhead City Thursday afternoon. At 2:35 p.m., firefighting crews were dispatched to the 600 block of Ramar Road for what dispatchers were told was an outside patio that was on fire.
When the first firefighting crews from Bullhead City Fire Station 6 arrived on scene, they quickly discovered it was more than just a patio that was ablaze. The updated the call for other incoming units, indicating that the single-wide mobile home was fully involved with flames.
Firefighters had no opportunity to attack the fire from inside the residence and instead took a defensive posture to keep it from spreading to other nearby structures. They had the fire under control within minutes of their arrival.
Fire Investigator John Jones is now trying to determine what sparked the fire.
Neither of the two occupants suffered any injuries as a result of the fire directly, however, a male subject was transported to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center from the scene with an undisclosed medical emergency.
Before he left for the hospital, the homeowner told Battalion Chief Craig Stephenson that he heard a loud bang coming from the southeast side of the mobile home and tried to determine what had happened. According to Stephenson, when the occupant opened one of the bedroom doors, the fire flashed, but he and the other occupant managed to escape.
Stephenson indicated the electrical box in the rear of the mobile home had undergone some repair work in recent weeks, and while it is too early to say for certain, Stephenson said, their cursory review of the scene points to the electrical box as the fire’s point of origin.