Upriver fire

Three homes in Lakeside 2 were destroyed in a fire June 7. No one was injured. The fire was believed to have started in a garage. Firefighter responded to the same location the following evening when the fire flared up again.

A structure fire June 7 in Lakeside 2 upriver from Parker destroyed three homes but caused no injuries. Buckskin Fire Chief Chris Chambers said two of the homes were occupied, but the occupants were all able to get out safely.

Firefighters responded to the same location the following evening when the fire flared up again.

The Buckskin Fire Department received the call at 4:53 p.m. about a fire in the 31000 block of Horizon Blvd. They found three structures, a house and two mobile homes, were on fire.

“The problem was the structures were so close together,” Chambers said.

Chambers said the fire appears to have started in a garage. He said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. He added he had no estimates of the total cost of the damages.

By 9 p.m., the BFD began sending their engines back to the station. Firefighters stayed on scene with a water tender until midnight.

In addition to BFD, other departments that responded included the Parker, Colorado River Indian Tribes and San Bernardino County Fire Departments, the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office, and an ambulance from American Medical Response.

The following evening, the fire flared up again under the remains of an awning where a boat had burned up. Chambers said they did not know what caused the fire to flare up again. Fire crews spent three hours fighting that blaze.

Chambers thanked the residents who brought water, sports drinks and pizza for the firefighters.

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