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Traffic Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles Jam 2: West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street reopened.

Traffic Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles Jam 2: West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street reopened.

With a majority of the paving work completed, all lanes of West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street reopened to traffic at 4:22pm PT on Friday, May 19th, 2017.

For the last few days, construction crews have been laying out new asphalt along North K Street from River Road to Needles Highway, West Broadway from Walnut Street to Needles Highway and Needles Highway from O Street to North K Street as traffic use residential streets as a detour to get around the closure.

North K Street, West Broadway and Needles Highway have new asphalt, and portions of North K Street, West Broadway and Needles Highway have new curves, sidewalk and wheelchair ramps, including at major intersections where new traffic signals where installed.

The new traffic signal lights have been installed at the intersections of Needles Highway at West Broadway and Needles Highway at North K Street as well as at the intersection of West Broadway at J Street in Downtown Needles, California.

The new traffic signal lights have not been activated yet and motorists are being told to still treat those intersections as 4 way stops until then.

Starting on Monday, May 22nd, 2017, construction crews will begin doing some paving work to near the Needles Bridge as well as some paving work intersections along West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street, which may cause traffic, but shouldn’t take too long to complete each of the intersections.

The construction work along West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street for the last few months is all part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector project to improve this heavily traveled business corridor connecting Arizona and California with new curbs, gutters, and sidewalks, and will be replacing paving and striping, utility relocation, drainage devices, retaining walls, and 3 actual traffic signals (Green, Yellow, and Red Lights).

The Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector project also included widening of the road to ease turns at intersections for RVs and semi-trucks and to alleviate congestion in the traffic hours.

The project was awarded to Hal Hays Construction out of Riverside, California in the amount of $3,312,577.00 and Construction Management will be completed by W.S.P. Parsons Brinckerhoff also out of Riverside, California.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information regarding Needles Jam 2. **

Sports Alert!!: Las Vegas, NV: Needles varsity baseball lost and Needles varsity softball won N.I.A.A. 2A State Tournament games.

Sports Alert!!: Las Vegas, NV: Needles varsity baseball lost and Needles varsity softball won N.I.A.A. 2A State Tournament games.

According to MaxPreps, the Needles varsity baseball team lost a neutral playoff game against Yerington during a N.I.A.A. 2A State Baseball Tournament game on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

**** Scores: ****

** Varsity Baseball Game: Final: **

– Yerington: 12

– Needles: 5

** Source: MaxPreps: **

The Needles varsity baseball team will have another neutral playoff game against West Wendover at 10:00am PT on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at Meadows School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

** More Information on the 2017 NIAA Baseball Playoffs is at the following MaxPreps website address: **

http://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/QsdcX2WGEea-8KA2nzwbTA/imwCO2WJEea-8KA2nzwbTA/baseball-spring-17/2017-niaa-baseball-playoffs-niaa-class-2a-state-baseball.htm

Meanwhile, according to MaxPreps, the Needles varsity softball team won a neutral playoff game against West Wendover in extra innings during a N.I.A.A. 2A State Baseball Tournament game on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

**** Scores: ****

** Varsity Baseball Game: Final: **

– Needles: 6

– West Wendover: 5

** Source: MaxPreps: **

The Needles varsity softball team has another neutral playoff game against Lincoln County at 2:00pm PT on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at Meadows School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

** More Information on the 2017 NIAA Softball Playoffs is at the following MaxPreps website address: **

http://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/u-Llj2r9Eea-8KA2nzwbTA/q3hHamsEEea-8KA2nzwbTA/softball-spring-17/2017-niaa-softball-playoffs-niaa-2a-state-softball.htm

**** Great Work Needles Varsity Baseball Team and Needles Varsity Softball Team. The Community Is Proud Of You All!! **** 

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

Live Traffic Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles Jam 2: Road work and traffic control at Needles Bridge and new detour route.

Live Traffic Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles Jam 2: Road work and traffic control at Needles Bridge and new detour route.

As of 8:29am PT on Friday, May 5th, 2017, construction crews are working on the roadway along North K Street near the Needles Bridge in Needles, California.

Traffic control is in effect for both southbound and northbound traffic crossing the Needles Bridge.

Traffic in both directions are being stopped and taking turns getting by the construction area.

Please be prepare for heavy traffic in the Needles Bridge.

Also, North K Street is close up to River Road and both L Street and M Street are closed at Needles Highway.

Traffic is being detoured from North K Street at the Needles Bridge onto River Road, onto Needles Highway, onto North K Street, onto Market Street, and onto either M Street to Walnut Street to get to West Broadway or Market Street to O Street to get to West Broadway.

Please use caution well entering the residential area near the Needles Jam 2.

Closure and road work is all part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project.

** Pictures from ZachNews. **

Traffic Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles Jam 2: Latest Information: West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street Closures.

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Traffic Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles Jam 2: Latest Information: West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street Closures.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street Closures, as part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project, in Needles, California.

**** Welcome to Needles Jam 2!! ****

** As of 4:22pm PT on Friday, May 19th, 2017: **

With a majority of the paving work completed, all lanes of West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street reopened to traffic at 4:22pm PT on Friday, May 19th, 2017.

For the last few days, construction crews have been laying out new asphalt along North K Street from River Road to Needles Highway, West Broadway from Walnut Street to Needles Highway and Needles Highway from O Street to North K Street as traffic use residential streets as a detour to get around the closure.

North K Street, West Broadway and Needles Highway have new asphalt, and portions of North K Street, West Broadway and Needles Highway have new curves, sidewalk and wheelchair ramps, including at major intersections where new traffic signals where installed.

The new traffic signal lights have been installed at the intersections of Needles Highway at West Broadway and Needles Highway at North K Street as well as at the intersection of West Broadway at J Street in Downtown Needles, California.

The new traffic signal lights have not been activated yet and motorists are being told to still treat those intersections as 4 way stops until then.

Starting on Monday, May 22nd, 2017, construction crews will begin doing some paving work to near the Needles Bridge as well as some work intersections along West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street, which may cause traffic, but shouldn’t take too long to complete each of the intersections.

The construction work along West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street for the last few months is all part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector project to improve this heavily traveled business corridor connecting Arizona and California with new curbs, gutters, and sidewalks, and will be replacing paving and striping, utility relocation, drainage devices, retaining walls, and 3 actual traffic signals (Green, Yellow, and Red Lights).

** As of 2:40pm PT on Friday, May 19th, 2017: ** 

With most of the paving work completed, West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street are slowly reopening up to traffic.

For the last few days, construction crews have been laying out new asphalt along West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street as traffic use residential streets to get around the closure.

As of 2:33pm PT on Friday, May 19th, 2017, southbound North K Street from River Road to Needles Highway and all lanes of West Broadway from Walnut Street to Needles Highway and Needles Highway from O Street to North K Street have been reopened to traffic.

Northbound North K Street from Needles Highway to River Road will soon be open.

Traffic is a little slow in the area for the remaining work still going on along the roadway.

New traffic signal lights have been installed at the intersection of Needles Highway at West Broadway and Needles Highway at North K Street, but are not activated yet so please treat those intersections as 4 way stops until then.

 

** As of 10:00am PT on Friday, May 19th, 2017: ** 

Traffic control continues on the Needles Bridge as new asphalt is being laid out along Needles Highway.

Construction crews are laying out new asphalt along Needles Highway well traffic on the Needles Bridge continues for construction work at the intersection of North K Street and River Road in Needles, California.

** Closures, Detours, and Areas to Avoid List: **

  • Closure Area; West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street is closed in both directions.
  • Detour route to get to Needles Highway on the west and North K Street to the north using O Street to Market Street to either L Street or M Street to Race Street.
  • Detour route to get to Needles Highway on the west and West Broadway to the south using O Street to Market Street to Market Street to either L Street or M Street to Walnut Street.
  • Detour route to get to West Broadway from the south and North K Street to the north using Walnut Street to Market Street to either L Street or M Street to Market Street to Needles Highway to River Road to North K Street.
  • Detour route to get to Jack Smith Memorial Park from North K Street to the north using River Road east and following the roadway eastbound towards Jack Smith Memorial Park.
  • North K Street Underpass is not to be use by semi trucks and tall campers. use Blue Line or Purple Line detour routes to get around railroad tracks.

** All closures, detours, and reopening of roadways can be changed and can occur at anytime without notice. Please be aware of all of the traffic road barricades and signage in the construction zone and drive with caution. **

 

** As of 12:20pm PT on Thursday, May 18th, 2017: ** 

Traffic control on Needles Bridge as new asphalt is being laid out along Needles Highway.

Construction crews are laying out new asphalt along Needles Highway well traffic on the Needles Bridge continues for construction work at the intersection of North K Street and River Road in Needles, California.

The hope is to reopen Needles Highway to traffic in the next few days so to relieve traffic on residential streets.

Until then, all detours remain in affect.

 

** As of 12:00pm PT on Thursday, May 18th, 2017: ** 

Paving of Needles Highway continues today from North K Street to O Street.

Roadway remains closed along West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street, and detours remain in affect.

 

** As of 9:00pm PT on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017: **

** Pictures from Timothy Terral: **

ZachNews received these pictures from Timothy Terral from Needles, California of construction crews laying new asphalt along Needles Highway and North K Street in Needles, California on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 as part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector Project.

More paving work will continue on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 so to reopen the roadways to motorists using residential streets as detours around the closures of West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street.

** As of 6:00am PT on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017: **

Paving work will be finishing up along Needles Highway near West Broadway so to open traffic up later.

Until the roadway is ready for motorist to drive on, West Broadway from Walnut Street to Needles Highway; Needles Highway from O Street to North K Street; and North K Street from Needles Highway to River Road remain closed.

** As of 6:00am PT on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017: **

Construction crews continue to work along West Broadway from Walnut Street to Needles Highway; Needles Highway from O Street to North K Street; and North K Street from Needles Highway to River Road.

New asphalt is being placed along the roadway, new sideways have been placed, new curves including at the intersection of West Broadway and Needles Highway has been built, and new traffic light signals at the intersections of West Broadway at Needles Highway and Needles Highway at North K Street have been installed with new street signs and street lighting.

Paving work will be happening soon near the Needles Bridge on North K Street leading to traffic control as traffic going north and south will be sharing a single lane of traffic to get by.

Lots to slow traffic in the area getting by the construction area, including along the Needles Bridge crossing from Mohave Valley, Arizona into Needles, California.

All motorists should be prepare for heavy traffic around the construction zone and obey all traffic laws as well as use caution driving through the residential and construction zone.

Businesses remain open at the intersections of West Broadway at Needles Highway and at Needles Highway at North K Street.

** As of 9:00am PT on Monday, May 8th, 2017: **

Construction crews are paving West Broadway, from Walnut Street to Needles Highway. Road work continues along Needles Highway from O Street to North K Street and along North K Street from Needles Highway to River Road.

Businesses remain open at the intersections of West Broadway at Needles Highway and at Needles Highway at North K Street. Lots to slow traffic in the area getting by the construction area.

In the next few days, paving work will be done near the Needles Bridge on North K Street leading to traffic control as traffic going north and south will be sharing a single lane of traffic to get by.

Prepare for heavy traffic like what occurred late last week.

** As of 8:20am PT on Friday, May 5th, 2017: **

Construction crews are working on the roadway along North K Street near the Needles Bridge in Needles, California.

Traffic control is in effect for both southbound and northbound traffic crossing the Needles Bridge.
Traffic in both directions are being stopped and taking turns getting by the construction area.

Please be prepare for heavy traffic in the Needles Bridge.

Also, North K Street is close up to River Road and both L Street and M Street are closed at Needles Highway.

Traffic is being detoured from North K Street at the Needles Bridge onto River Road, onto Needles Highway, onto North K Street, onto Market Street, and onto either M Street to Walnut Street to get to West Broadway or Market Street to O Street to get to West Broadway.

Please use caution well entering the residential area near the Needles Jam 2.

Closure and road work is all part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project.

** As of 9:00am PT on Thursday, May 4th, 2017: **

The following is a list of the new detour route for the Needles Jam 2:

  • Closure Area; West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street is closed in both directions.
  • Detour route to get to Needles Highway on the west and North K Street to the north using O Street to Market Street to either L Street or M Street to Race Street.
  • Detour route to get to Needles Highway on the west and West Broadway to the south using O Street to Market Street to Market Street to either L Street or M Street to Walnut Street.
  • Detour route to get to West Broadway from the south and North K Street to the north using Walnut Street to Market Street to either L Street or M Street to Race Street.
  • Detour route to get to Jack Smith Memorial Park from North K Street to the north using River Road east and following the roadway eastbound towards Jack Smith Memorial Park.
  • North K Street Underpass is not to be use by semi trucks and tall campers. use Blue Line or Purple Line detour routes to get around railroad tracks.

** All closures, detours, and reopening of roadways can be changed and can occur at anytime without notice. Please be aware of all of the traffic road barricades and signage in the construction zone and drive with caution. **

** As of 2:00pm PT on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017: **

ZachNews has spotted southbound North K Street closed at Race Street in Needles, California as part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project.

Motorists heading southbound are being detoured onto Race Street to L Street, and from L Street onto either Walnut Street to West Broadway or Market Street to O Street to Needles Highway.

West Broadway from Needles Highway to Walnut Street and Needles Highway from L Street to O Street in Needles, California remains closed as part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project.

Motorists wanting to use Needles Highway are using L Street, Market Street and O Street to get east to west on Needles Highway.

Motorists wanting to use Needles Highway are using  L Street, M Street and Walnut Street to get south and north on West Broadway and to go over the railroad tracks.

Motorists in tall campers and semi trucks are being told not to use North K Street or the North K Street Underpass because of the 8ft. clearance height.

Businesses are open in the closure zone, including Miranda’s Car Wash which can be accessible by using O Street to Race Street to N Street; On Site Oil and Lube which can be accessible by using Market Street; and Valenzuela’s Cafe off Chestnut Street near M Street.

** As of 11:00am PT on Monday, May 1st, 2017: **

West Broadway from Needles Highway to Walnut Street and Needles Highway from L Street to O Street in Needles, California remains closed as part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project.

** As of 2:00pm PT on Thursday, April 27th, 2017: **

Construction crews have closed West Broadway from Needles Highway to Walnut Street and Needles Highway from L Street to O Street in Needles, California as part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project.

** Closures: **

West Broadway from Walnut Street to Needles Highway is closed.

Needles Highway from L Street to O Street is closed.

Closures as part of the Interstate 40 Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project.

Closures may last from a few days to a few weeks.

** Detours: **

West Broadway (From Walnut Street): Take Walnut Street East to L Street north back to Needles Highway (At L Street).

Needles Highway (From L Street): Take L Street south to Market Street west to O Street north back onto Needles Highway (At O Street).

** Roads to Avoid: **

If you’re driving tall semi trucks or campers, do not use the North K Street Underpass or North K Street from Walnut Street to Front Street.

The North K Street Underpass has a Clearance Height 8ft and not recommended for tall semi trucks or campers.

Use West Broadway or Interstate 40 as your best detour.

** Businesses in Closure Area: **

Businesses in the closure area are still open, including Miranda’s Car Wash which can be accessible by using O Street to Race Street to N Street; On Site Oil and Lube which can be accessible by using Market Street; and Valenzuela’s Cafe off Chestnut Street near M Street.

Please make sure to stop in and support our local businesses during Needles Jam 2.

**** Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector: ****

** Pictures from the City of Needles: **

The Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector project will include new curbs, gutters, and sidewalks, and will be replacing paving and striping, utility relocation, drainage devices, retaining walls, and 3 actual traffic signals (Green, Yellow, and Red Lights) which will be located at the intersections of J Street and West Broadway, West Broadway and Needles Highway, and Needles Highway and North K Street.

The Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector project will also include the widening of the road to ease turns at intersections for RVs and semi-trucks and to alleviate congestion in the traffic hours.

The project was awarded to Hal Hays Construction out of Riverside, California in the amount of $3,312,577.00 and Construction Management will be completed by W.S.P. Parsons Brinckerhoff also out of Riverside, California.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information regarding Needles Jam 2. **

 

Traffic Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles Jam 2: West Broadway and Needles Highway Closed.

Traffic Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles Jam 2: West Broadway and Needles Highway Closed.

Construction crews have closed West Broadway from Needles Highway to Walnut Street and Needles Highway from L Street to O Street in Needles, California as part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project.

** Closures: **

West Broadway from Walnut Street to Needles Highway is closed.

Needles Highway from L Street to O Street is closed.

Closures as part of the Interstate 40 Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project.

Closures may last from a few days to a few weeks.

** Detours: **

West Broadway (From Walnut Street): Take Walnut Street East to L Street north back to Needles Highway (At L Street).

Needles Highway (From L Street): Take L Street south to Market Street west to O Street north back onto Needles Highway (At O Street).

** Roads to Avoid: **

If you’re driving tall semi trucks or campers, do not use the North K Street Underpass or North K Street from Walnut Street to Front Street.

The North K Street Underpass has a Clearance Height 8ft and not recommended for tall semi trucks or campers.

Use West Broadway or Interstate 40 as your best detour.

** Businesses in Closure Area: **

Businesses in the closure area are still open so please make sure to stop in and support our local businesses.

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on Needles Jam 2. ****

Traffic Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles Jam 2: West Broadway between Needles Highway and Walnut Street is closed.

Traffic Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles Jam 2: West Broadway between Needles Highway and Walnut Street is closed.

Construction crews have closed West Broadway, between Needles Highway and Walnut Street, in Needles, California as part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project.

Motorists are being detoured onto Walnut Street to M Street to Needles Highway.

ZachNews has learned that the closure will last for 2 weeks.

All businesses in the closure area are open.

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 on Saturday, April 15th, 2017.

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

** Live Videos from ZachNews on Facebook: **

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.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

The 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.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

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.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

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.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

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.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

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.

** Live Videos from ZachNews on Facebook: **

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

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

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.

ZachNews is learning from people who first reported the fire as well as people who witnessed the arrival of fire department crews that there was a slow response by the local fire department despite being just across the street from the motel on fire.

ZachNews has learned that the motel fire started before 8:20am PT on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 when a postal worker noted the fire and went to the near by fire station to alert firefighters of the fire.

A firefighter answered the door and the postal worker told the firefighter that there was a fire across the street at the motel.

As 10 minutes pass after telling the firefighter, another postal worker came by the fire station and told the other postal worker, waiting for the fire department to response, that 911 was called.

Other witnesses who were there at the fire echo the same complaint to the response to the fire from their local fire department.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department is reportedly telling another news outlet that firefighters self-dispatched within 5 minutes to the fire, but ZachNews couldn’t independently confirmed the time of response from San Bernardino County Fire Department Officials for they never responded to our request for comment.

The fire which could be seen from the television and fitness rooms of the fire station which was noted during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new San Bernardino County Fire Station 32 on Monday, October 31st, 2016.

Witnesses there at the fire tell ZachNews that Mohave Valley Fire Department arrived first to the fire followed close behind by San Bernardino County Fire Department.

So far from witnesses there at the fire, there were no problem with water or with the near by fire hydrants during the motel fire, but agree that all of the fire hydrants in the community need to be checked and any broken fire hydrants that are found not working, be fixed quickly before a fire happens and that fire hydrant is needed.

ZachNews couldn’t get a response from San Bernardino County Fire Department Officials regarding broken fire hydrants in the community, but the City of Needles tells ZachNews that the broken fire hydrants are slowly being fix or replaced.

Concerns on the response time to this fire, broken fire hydrants, and if the local fire department has enough equipment and trucks to battle a large fire are being raised as new industrial sized buildings for medical marijuana cultivation continue to come in well old and abandoned buildings remain sitting used for years remain standing.

In wake of the latest fire to happen in Needles, California, some residents and businesses in the community say we need more fire department equipment and trucks including ladder trucks, replace old fire hydrants with new fire hydrants and keep them all maintained, and a local 911 dispatch center that can be familiar of the area so that callers won’t get sent to Barstow, California and Kingman, Arizona 911 centers for an emergency incident in Needles, California.

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