VIDEO: Firefighters were at the scene of a fire that took the lives of three people and destroyed multiple homes Friday afternoon in Desert Shores.
The fire happened within the Desert Shores Trailer Park near the Salton Sea in Imperial County. Firefighters were at the scene of a fire that took the lives of three people and destroyed multiple homes Friday afternoon in Desert Shores.
The fire happened within the Desert Shores Trailer Park near the Salton Sea in Imperial County. "During the overhaul of the incident, a total of three bodies were found and included an adult male and two juvenile victims," reads a post by the Imperial County Fire Department.
Neighbors told News Channel 3 / Telemundo 15's Marco Revuelta that the victims were a father and his teenage son and daughter.
KESQ-TV ABC 3 Palm Springs
Another fire has left Fresno residents without a home after fire crews worked to extinguish a residential structure fire on Sunday morning, according to Fresno fire officials.
Just after 4:30 a.m., the Fresno Fire Department responded to a residential fire in the area of North Fresno Street and East Belmont Avenue. When arriving on scene, crews say they found flames spreading throughout the attic and that firefighters began conducting salvage operations while extinguishing the flames.
Fresno fire officials say residents of the home were displaced, but no injuries resulted from the incident.
An official cause of the fire has yet to be released.
KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno
PHOTOS: A wayward coyote was recovering Saturday after being rescued by firefighters from the San Francisco Bay.
The coyote tumbled into the Bay along the waterfront and to the shock of bystanders was struggling to remain afloat. 911 calls to the fire department triggered a water rescue effort.
A firefighter made a lasso and was able to keep the coyotes head above water while a fellow firefighter approached on a jet ski. The tired and fold coyote was loaded onto a rescue sled and transported to the dock where paramedics provided care for severe hypothermia.
The coyote — named ‘Phoenix’ after the department’s historic fireboat — was transported to a veterinary care center.
KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
PHOTOS: Fire crews put out a structure fire that broke out on the Midway in Chico Monday morning, according to the Chico Fire Department.
The fire was first reported at 4:40 a.m. and when crews arrived the building was fully involved with flames coming from all four sides.
“This building was built in 1945 and our biggest challenge was that most of the flooring inside of it was soaked with hydrocarbons - your oils, your gases, your greases - so getting this fire out was a difficult challenge,” said Chico Fire Department’s Battalion Chief John Kelso.
Kelso said crews made contact with three teenage transients who were in a building adjacent to the structure that burned.
The three teens told firefighters they were not sure if anyone was in the building at the time of the fire, Kelso said.
KHSL-TV CBS 12 Chico
A tree, weighing in at 100,000 pounds according to firefighters, came crashing down on a home in Encino late Sunday night, resulting in the death of one man.
Firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the call around 11 p.m. on Sunday, and arrived to see that the huge oak tree had fallen, with great force, on a two-story home on Odessa Avenue.
The Urban Search and Rescue team, along with 30 firefighters, assisted those inside the home.
Two women, and the family dog, were trapped on the first floor. They were able to escape with the assistance of the fire department.
A man in his 60s was found on the second floor of the home, killed by the tree's collapse.
It's too early to say what caused the tree to fall in the first place, but firefighters say it does not appear to be related to the weather.
KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
Fire crews battled massive flames Thursday night at a two-story townhouse in Hayward, with the two-alarm fire displacing five after it was extinguished, fire officials said.
According to a tweet posted by the Alameda County Fire Department Friday, the fire occurred the night before at 7:31 p.m. at a triplex on Garden Avenue in unincorporated Hayward. Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke and massive flames coming from the building, forcing them to call for a second alarm. No injuries were reported from the fire but five residents were displaced.
KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco