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News Update!!: Needles, CA: Fire at the Americas Best Value Inn.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Fire at the Americas Best Value Inn.

A fire has occurred at the Americas Best Value Inn, located on East Broadway near Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

The motel fire started before 9:30am PT on Saturday, April 15th, 2017.

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A news tip sent into ZachNews from Frank Costigan alerted ZachNews of the fire and rushed over to the motel fire.

The motel fire is burning near the old Dollar Tree store and just across the street from the San Bernardino County Fire Department Station 32.

 

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Fire was seen coming through the roof of the motel as firefighters arrived and smoke could be seen for miles.

Everybody staying at the motel, including families with children, were all evacuated safely as firefighters began battling the fire.

As the fire grew, a “2 Alarm Fire” call was made calling me more fire department resources to the motel fire.

Multiple fire department agencies arrived on scene of the motel fire, including Mohave Valley Fire Department, Fort Mohave Mesa Fire Department, Bullhead City Fire Department, and Lake Havasu City Fire Department.

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Also on scene, at least 2 ladder fire departments trucks from Bullhead City Fire Department and Lake Havasu City Fire Department were helping in the battle of the motel fire, which local residents tell ZachNews that the last time a ladder fire departments trucks was called and used to battle a large structure fire was when the old Masonic Temple, also known as the old Needles Theatre, caught on fire in the early 1990’s.

Baker Emergency Medical Service, located just a block away from the motel fire, responded to the motel fire in case of any medical assistant as well as San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, and City of Needles street crews responded to block off traffic around the motel fire.

Both directions of East Broadway, also known as U.S. 95 and Highway 95, was closed because of the fire sending motorists, including semi trucks, recreational vehicles, and families trying to get to their Easter weekend destinations, on a detour along Interstate 40 to Five Mile Road.

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As firefighters continued to battle the motel fire, a person was seen inside an ambulance being checked out by paramedics.

Witnesses tell ZachNews are saying that the person inside the ambulance was the property manager.

According to Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, the person inside the ambulance was being evaluated for smoke inhalation.

An hour later, the fire at the Americas Best Value Inn was put out.

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A total of 21 motel units suffered damage in the fire, including at least upstairs 12 motel units appear to have suffered fire, smoke and water damage as well as the roof of the motel appear to suffered fire destroyed with parts of the roof collapsed from the motel fire, and downstairs, at least 11 motel units appeared to have suffered damaged by water.

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Later, fire department trucks from San Bernardino County Fire Department arriving from Twentynine Palms, California; Wonder Valley and; Helendale, California; and Victorville, California arrived to the aftermath of the motel fire as the other fire department crews headed by to their communities.

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Both directions of East Broadway, also known as U.S. 95 and Highway 95, were reopened after being closed for the motel fire.

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The case of the motel fire is under investigation and fire department investigators were seen checking the property for clues to where the fire may have originally started.

 

San Bernardino County Fire Department have not provided any information regarding their response time to the motel fire or if there were any fire hydrants out during the motel fire.

ZachNews is awaiting more information on how the community can help the people who were affected by the motel fire and will post that information on this posting as soon as ZachNews obtain that information.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this breaking news story.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Fire at the Americas Best Value Inn.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Fire at the Americas Best Value Inn.

A fire is burning at the Americas Best Value Inn, located on East Broadway near Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

Started before 9:30am PT on Saturday, April 15th, 2017.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

A news tip sent into ZachNews from Frank Costigan alerted ZachNews of the fire and rushed over to the fire.

Multiple fire department agencies are on scene, including 2 ladder trucks from Bullhead City Fire Department in Lake Havasu City Fire Department.

Cause unknown and a person is seen in the ambulance being checked out by paramedics.

Both directions of East Broadway Highway 95 is closed.

Detour is Interstate 40 to Five Mile Road.

ZachNews is at the motel fire gathering more information and is on Facebook Live at ZachNews on Facebook.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Boat fire at Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Boat fire at Jack Smith Memorial Park.

A boat fire was reported at around 3:22pm PT on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at Jack Smith Memorial Park in Needles, California.

 

** Video from Jociannah Elena Murillo: **

Jociannah Elena Murillo from Needles, California sent into ZachNews video of the boat on fire along a channel near the boat launching area at Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Witnesses as well as a from the San Bernardino County Fire Department Explorer tell ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez that firefighters were on the other end of Jack Smith Memorial Park when they seem the smoke and rushed over to the fire.

** Picture from Jociannah Elena Murillo: **

People who were at the park, barbecuing and playing along the Colorado River all rushed over to see the boat fire.

Mark Davis II from Needles, California was with family barbecuing when he saw the boat on fire and went to find a fire extinguisher, but couldn’t find any at the information kiosk.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

The boat fire caught near by vegetation near mobile home at Verde Shores Estates.

Mark Davis II jumped into the water, swim across the channel, and got onto land to alert residents at the mobile home park that there’s a fire burning near by.

Mark Davis II is seen in the video (Video from Jociannah Elena Murillo) wearing black shorts as he is walked by firefighters to alert residents.

** Picture from Jociannah Elena Murillo: **

** Picture from ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez: **

Firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department arrived to the boat fire and began battling the fully involved boat fire, and began to call in other fire department crews from Mohave Valley Fire Department and Bullhead City Fire Department.

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Witnesses as well as deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department telling ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez that everybody on the boat got off safely.

At this moment, the cause of the boat fire is not yet known.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews as more information is still coming in. **

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Traffic accident near the Needles Bridge.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Traffic accident near the Needles Bridge.

A traffic accident has occurred near the Needles Bridge on North K Street in Needles, California

ZachNews received this picture from Andy of Needles, California of the traffic accident and a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department vehicle blocking southbound North K Street.

According to Eric Sherwin, Duty Public Information Officer with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, a patient with minor injuries was transported to Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

Needles, CA: Colorado River Area Girls Softball holding sign ups at Needles Recreation Center.

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Needles, CA: Colorado River Area Girls Softball holding sign ups at Needles Recreation Center.

The Colorado River Area Girls Softball (C.R.A.G.S.) will be holding sign ups at the Needles Recreation Center, located at 1705 J Street, in Needles, California from 6:00pm to 8:00pm PT on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, and Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.

Registration fee is $50 for the 1st player, and a sister discount for each additional sibling.

With the $50 fee, every player will receive a team shirt and matching socks.

The player is responsible for providing her own softball pants.

Cleats are recommended, but are not required.

Girls ages between 7 years old and 14 years old (League age is determined by player’s age on  Sunday, January 1st, 2017).

Parents or guardians are being asked to please bring a birth certificate to sign ups.

Players will be required to participate in Skills and Drills being held on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at Franz Flowers Field, located on J Street across from the Needles Recreation Center, in Needles, California.

At 6:00pm PT: U10 (League Ages 7-10) and at 7:00pm PT: U14 (League Ages 11-14).

Late registration will cost $60 to sign up on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017.

** For questions or have concerns, please contact the following contacts: **

President: Jessica Powell Sommers either by phone at: 1 (760) 220-9955 or by email at: jpsommers44@gmail.com

Secretary: Kathryn Keller at: 1 (520) 603-9756

Treasure: Ashley DeLeon at: 1 (702) 672-0039

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Colorado River Tri-State: New Year 2017 Weekend Weather and Traffic.

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Colorado River Tri-State: New Year 2017 Weekend Weather and Traffic.

Happy New Year 2017 Everybody!!

Here are the weather and traffic conditions in and around our community.

** As of 10:00pm PT on Monday, January 2nd, 2017: **

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****  Weather Alert!!: ****

– National Weather Service:

Wind Advisory:

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=NVZ021&warncounty=NVC003&firewxzone=NVZ465&local_place1=Bullhead%20City%20AZ&product1=Wind+Advisory&lat=35.1678&lon=-114.573#.WGqO6nOIYwg

**  Weather for Area: **

**** Needles, California: ****

  • Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58*F. South wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46*F. South wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 60*F. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46*F. West wind 5 to 7 mph.

**** Barstow, California: ****

  • Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50*F. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36*F. West southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 54*F. West wind around 10 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38*F. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

**** Lake Havasu City, Arizona: ****

  • Monday: Cloudy, with a high near 56*F. South wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47*F. South southeast wind 10 to 13 mph.
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59*F. South southeast wind 9 to 13 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46*F. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

**** Mohave Valley, Arizona: ****

  • Monday: Cloudy, with a high near 58*F. South wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44*F. South wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59*F. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44*F. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

**** Bullhead City, Arizona: ****

  • Monday: Cloudy, with a high near 58*F. Breezy, with a south wind 21 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45*F. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
  • Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60*F. South wind 6 to 11 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45*F. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.

**** Laughlin, Nevada: ****

  • Monday: Cloudy, with a high near 57*F. Breezy, with a south wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46*F. South wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 58*F. South wind 7 to 11 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45*F. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

** More weather information at the follow weather addresses: **

National Weather Service:

http://www.weather.gov

National Weather Service’s Weather Radar:

http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/pacsouthwest_loop.php

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**** Traffic Alert!!: ****

– Caltrans District 8:

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– California Highway Patrol:

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– AZ511 (ADOT):

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Yucca, AZ: Single lane of traffic in both directions on Interstate 40 due to construction.

As you head on out to get your New Year 2017 Weekend started, a reminder to all motorists driving along Interstate 40 in the Yucca, Arizona area.

Due to construction work being done on the roadway, Interstate 40 in Yucca, Arizona, west from mile post 11.0, 1.0 miles east from Arizona State Route 95 to mile post 15.0, 5.0 miles east of Arizona State Route 95, is reduced to a single lane of traffic in both directions.

The eastbound Interstate 40 exit onto Franconia Road is closed as well as the on-ramp to eastbound Interstate 40 from Franconia Road is also closed.

The westbound Interstate 40 exit to Franconia Road is open as well as the on-ramp to westbound Interstate 40 from Franconia Road is also open.

Duration of the construction project is from 7:00am MST on Monday, September 12th, 2016 to 6:59am MST on Tuesday, Janaury 31st, 2017.

Temporary concrete barrier are being placed for road construction.

Speed reduced in the construction zone will be 45 mph and restrictions width is 16 ft.

Possible Officers and Flaggers on site.

Daytime Business Phone Number Contact: 1 (602) 712-7355.

Source: Arizona Department of Transportation (A.D.O.T.).

Event Identification: 644830

NevadaDOT:

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** More traffic information at the follow weather addresses: **

California Highway Patrol:

https://cad.chp.ca.gov/Traffic.aspx

Caltrans (California Traffic Map):

http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov

AZ511 (Arizona Traffic Map):

http://www.az511.com/traffic/

NevadaDOT (Nevada Traffic Map):

http://www.nvroads.com

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**** Take Care, Have Fun, Be Safe, and Happy New Year 2017 To Everybody!! ****

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Needles, CA: Decorated Needles, California 2016.

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Needles, CA: Decorated Needles, California 2016.

ZachNews went on a ride around Needles, California in search of decorated homes and businesses for the Christmas and Holiday Season 2016.

ZachNews Photojournalists Zachary A. Lopez and Branden Lopez along with his family Betty Lopez and Ashley Lopez all drove around the community getting these great pictures from around the community.

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These are a few of the pictures of decorated homes and businesses around Needles, California.

** You can view more on the pictures of decorated homes and businesses around Needles, California at the following ZachNews website address: **

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1448130188538282.1073741941.197035476981099&type=1&l=50fe4eb1ee

If you have a decorated home and business you want ZachNews to check out, please let ZachNews know on Facebook or by email at: news.zachnews@gmail.com

Have A Safe and Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year Everybody.

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