Brush fire burns mobile home in Beaver Dam

Firefighters inspect a mobile home that burned in Beaver Dam, Arizona, June 11, 2017 | Photo courtesy Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire District, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A mobile home caught fire in Beaver Dam after contents from a burn barrel spread to the nearby brush Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters respond to a fire that burned through over an acre of brush and burned a mobile home in Beaver Dam, Arizona, June 11, 2017 | Photo courtesy Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire District, St. George News

Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire District responded to the flames near Combe Lane at approximately 5:30 p.m.

One mobile home in the area was burned, and the fire came close to another home, but firefighters were able to contain it just as it reached the structure, Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire Batallion Chief Andre Ojeda said.

No one was injured in the fire.

Approximately 1.5 acres of brush were burned.

The fire was started when someone was performing a burn in a barrel or pit from which the fire spread due to high winds in the area, Ojeda said.

Several surrounding agencies also responded to assist the firefighting effort.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

St. George News reporter Cody Blowers contributed to this report.

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7 Comments

  • hiker75 June 12, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Don’t they have trash pick up?

  • mmsandie June 12, 2017 at 10:00 am

    They remind people all the time.. No burning not even in a barrel with high winds.. Why don,t people listen

    • Sedona June 12, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      People don’t listen, including two “well to do” residents up North of STG who have been visited twice by the local FD and WCSD. They’ve had bonfires on their property, saying that they are “just roasting hotdogs”.
      Some day, these idiots will eventually scorch acreage and jeopardize other homeowners.
      Looks like there are “braindead hillbillies” with money as well.

  • comments June 12, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Didn’t this exact same scenario just happen like a week ago. They must have some seriously braindead hillbillies out there in beaver dam. How hard would it be to run a garden hose to where you’re burning? And wait for a day with no wind? And maybe wait ’til cooler fall temps to do all this “barrel burnin'”. There aint no fix for stupid, son.

    😉

  • comments June 12, 2017 at 11:34 am

    ok, the other was in Littlefield. Same general area, yes?

  • Real Life June 12, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Idiots.

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