Public safety agencies report New Year’s Eve mostly calm

January 3, 2019

MOHAVE VALLEY — A relatively uneventful New Year’s Eve was followed by a tragedy Tuesday morning.

Three dogs died when a camper-style recreational vehicle caught fire in the 10000 block of Pamela Street, said Fire Marshal Don Gibson of the Mohave Valley Fire Department.

No people were hurt in the blaze, he said.

Crews from the Fort Mojave Mesa, Golden Shores and San Bernardino County fire departments responded to the initial alarm, Gibson said, because nearby buildings were in danger of catching fire.

He said the initial crews put the fire out within 21 minutes, and no structures were damaged. The camper, Gibson said, is uninhabitable.

In Bullhead City, a fire at about 3 p.m. Monday in the 3300 block of Ridge View Avenue caused substantial damage to a residence and free-standing garage.

At about 11:15 p.m. Monday, the Bullhead City Fire Department received a call concerning a small brush fire near Country Club Drive and Chaparral Drive, Battalion Chief Craig Stephenson said.

“It could have been fireworks related, but it wasn’t definite,” Stephenson said.

Otherwise, he said, the BCFD had a fairly quiet night, responding only to routine EMS calls.

Bullhead City police also reported a slow New Year’s Eve. Police Sgt. Shawn Brooks said the night’s activity consisted mostly of a couple of domestic violence calls.

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