3 fires keep crews busy; 1 blaze destroys boat
Firefighters from the Rural/Metro Fire Department had a busy day on Thursday, responding to three early morning fires, two that happened roughly 15 minutes apart, and another that completely destroyed a boat.
Spokesperson Charly McMurdie said that the first of the fires happened at approximately 3:15 a.m. with firefighters responding to a report of a brush fire along the Levy Road in the vicinity of Avenue 4E.
“No structures were endangered from this fire,” McMurdie said.
Firefighters were on scene for roughly two hours fighting the fire and preventing it from spreading, before eventually turning it over to Bureau of Land Management firefighters once they arrived on scene.
A second fire broke out at about 3:25 a.m., McMurdie said, with a water tender being sent to Highway 95 and Avenue 4E for a report of a haystack fire.
It took firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish that fire, and once they were done there the water tender and its crew was reassigned to assist with the fire on the levy road.
The third and final fire was reported at about 8:10 a.m. in the 8500 block of Mojave Lane, with the Rural/Metro dispatch receiving several 911 calls reporting that a boat being stored on a lot was on fire,
“Some of the callers reported that the brush around the boat was also on fire,” McMurdie said
When firefighters arrived on scene they found the boat on fire and upgraded the assignment. The surrounding grass was also on fire along with the boat.
Firefighters quickly went to work putting the fire out. No one was displaced and no one was injured.
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FIREFIGHTERS FROM THE RURAL/METRO FIRE DEPARTMENT had a busy day on Thursday, responding to three early morning fires, one of which was in the in the area of the 8500 block of Mojave Lane and completely destroyed a boat that was stored on a lot.