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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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: Detectives arrested a woman for arson fire on Flora Vista.

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Detectives arrested a woman for arson fire on Flora Vista.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at about 4:44am PT on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station responded to the 2000 block of Flora Vista in Needles, California for a structure fire.

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Detectives assisted and conducted the investigation.

The investigation led detectives to an apartment complex where they contacted 26 years old Rosemary Carmen Tompkins of Needles, California.

Rosemary Carmen Tompkins was taken to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station in Needles, California where she was interviewed and subsequently arrested for PC 451 Arson.

Rosemary Carmen Tompkins was booked at the Needles Jail on $100,000.00 bail.

The investigation into the arson fire is on going.

Anybody with information is urged to contact Detectives Nick Caronna or Tim Preston at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information online at the We-Tip Hotline website at: https://wetip.com/

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5845924/?sub_id=1651930

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2017/February/Needles-ArsonArrest.aspx

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News Update!!: Needles, CA: Man arrested in arson fire at the Riverview Terrace Apartments.

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News Update!!: Needles, CA: Man arrested in arson fire at the Riverview Terrace Apartments.

ZachNews has learned from the City of Needles that authorities have arrested a man in connection with the arson fire at the Riverview Terrace Apartments on Monday, January 30th, 2017.

According to the City of Needles, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department have arrested 62 year old Russell Gendre of Mohave Valley, Arizona on Monday, January 30th, 2017 for suspicion of arson, criminal threats, and assault with a deadly weapon.

ZachNews contacted the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station to get more information on the arrest and the alleged charges against Russell Gendre.

ZachNews later received some additional information from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, an investigation was conducted and Russell Gendre was arrested and booked into the Colorado River Station Jail in Needles, California for Arson, Criminal Threats, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

If anyone has any further information on this case they are urged to contact Detective Detective Tim Preston at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

The fire occurred at the Riverview Terrace Apartments, located on 1933 Erin Drive, in Needles, California at around 5:20am PT on Monday, January 30th, 2017.

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According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, firefighters arrived to a residential commercial structure with visible smoke and flames from Building #9.

Firefighters began battling the large flames cutting a hole on the roof of the residential commercial structure well other firefighters began entering the apartment units to the residential commercial structure.

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Firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Mohave Valley Fire Department, Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department, and Bullhead City Fire Department responded to the residential commercial structure fire.

Firefighters as well as deputies from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were also on scene and were evacuating nearby apartment units.

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According to San Bernardino County Fire Department Captain Dean Dickover, nobody was inside the residential commercial structure.

ZachNews later learned that several pets where rescued from the residential commercial structure fire.

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Several families with children who lived in the apartment units lost everything they had in the fire.

ZachNews has learned that a donation drive and fundraiser on GoFundMe has been set up for the people affected in the residential commercial structure fire.

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The “Your Help Is Needed” flyer has been posted on Facebook asking for the community’s help to give what you can to the families with children affected by the residential commercial structure fire.

Children are in need of clothes, shoes, soap, shampoo, and some basic necessities.

People wanting to donate can being the items to either Vista Colorado Elementary School, located at 700 Bailey Avenue near Washington Street, in Needles, California or to Needles High School, located at 1600 Washington Street near Park Avenue, in Needles, California.

** For more information regarding the donation drive, please call either Maria Armija at: 1 (760) 326-2167 or Amy Avila at: 1 (760) 326-2191. **

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A GoFundMe account has been set up for the Ochoa family who lost their home and belongings in the residential commercial structure fire.

According to the posted statement on the GoFundMe account, “On Monday 1/30/17 Malo Ochoa along with Wife and 3 children lost their apartment and all their belongings to a fire that started in their apartment complex unit early Monday morning. We are very thankful that they were able to all make it out safe with no injuries but they are left with nothing but their one vehicle. The family lost everything and is in need of all the help they can get. Malo is a very hard worker, a loving father and good husband. he workes very hard 6 days a week to provide for his family, his two girls Mila and Rosie Ochoa are both Honor Roll students with perfect attendance. Younger Son Malo stays home with His wife Betty who is one of the nicest people you will ever meet with the biggest heart. Instead of grabbing her belonging while evacuating the fire she went door to door to the apartment neighbors to wake them and warn them of the fire. Anything helps so they can get back on there feet and slowing start to regain everything they lost thank you all in advance. Please keep the Ochoa Family in prayers and thank you again.

** More information regarding the GoFundMe account for the Ochoa family can be found at the following GoFundMe website address: **

https://www.gofundme.com/ochoa-family

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

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Arson Fire at the Riverview Terrace Apartments.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Arson Fire at the Riverview Terrace Apartments.

A fire occurred at the Riverview Terrace Apartments, located on 1933 Erin Drive, in Needles, California at around 5:20am PT on Monday, January 30th, 2017.

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According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, firefighters arrived to a residential commercial structure with visible smoke and flames from Building #9.

Firefighters began battling the large flames cutting a hole on the roof of the residential commercial structure well other firefighters began entering the apartment units to the residential commercial structure.

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Firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Mohave Valley Fire Department, Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department, and Bullhead City Fire Department responded to the residential commercial structure fire.

Firefighters as well as deputies from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were also on scene and were evacuating nearby apartment units.

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According to San Bernardino County Fire Department Captain Dean Dickover, nobody was inside the residential commercial structure.

ZachNews later learned that several pets where rescued from the residential commercial structure fire.

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San Bernardino County Fire Department Captain Dean Dickover initially told ZachNews that the cause of the residential commercial structure fire is under investigation.

But, ZachNews later learned that investigators are calling the fire “arson suspected” and that San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department are searching for a “Person of Interest” related to the residential commercial structure fire.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Detective Tim Preston confirmed to ZachNews that authorities are looking at near by surveillance cameras and that they have a name of a person they’re searching for, but couldn’t release any further details on the person.

Authorities are checking on reports that came over a local morning radio program that a person on a bicycle was seen leaving the area of the fire.

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

Traffic Alert!!: Amboy, CA: Vehicle fire reported on Kelbaker Road.

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Traffic Alert!!: Amboy, CA: Vehicle fire reported on Kelbaker Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a vehicle fire has been reported on Kelbaker Road, south of Interstate 40, near Amboy, California.

The vehicle fire was reported at around 6:54pm PT on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the vehicle is 15 feet off the roadway, has tinted windows, unknown if anybody is inside, and is full engulfed.

San Bernardino County Fire Department is responding.

News Update!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Residential structure fire on Kingsley Street.

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News Update!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Residential structure fire on Kingsley Street.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, a residential structure fire was reported at 654 Kingsley Street, west of Mohave Valley Highway (Arizona Highway 95), in Mohave Valley, Arizona before 2:40pm MST on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, firefighters arrived to a home that was fully engulfed in flames.

As Mohave Valley Fire Department Firefighters began battling the residential structure fire, a request was made for a fire department engine from the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

According to Eric Sherwin, Duty Public Information Officer with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Medical Engine 32 from Needles, California is assisting with the residential structure fire in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

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The smoke from the residential structure fire was seen to the south in Needles, California.

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The video, recorded by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez from a hilltop near Needles High School in Needles, California, shows some light gray smoke from the residential structure fire coming from a neighborhood area.

At around 3:00pm MST, the residential structure fire was put out.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, no reports of injuries to civilians or fire personnel, but some family pets parishes in the structure fire.

The cause of the residential structure fire is under investigation.

 

Breaking News!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Structure fire reported.

Breaking News!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Structure fire reported.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, a structure fire was reported on Kingsley Street, west of Mohave Valley Highway, in Mohave Valley, Arizona on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017.

Mohave Valley Fire Department is at the structure fire.

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The smoke from the structure fire was seen to the south in Needles, California.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.