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Mon, March 18

Golden Valley - 9/6

GOLDEN VALLEY - A fire of suspicious origin gutted a singlewide mobile home Monday.

About 1:22 p.m., three units and 10 personnel from the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to an unoccupied residence in the 1000 block of Egar Road, Capt. Dave Cunningham said.

"Upon our arrival, we found a lot of smoke coming out of windows but no flames," he said. "We made entry and found a lot of smoldering stuff, which did a lot of heat and smoke damage."

Department investigators are trying to determine if arson was involved. Cunningham said the fire had twin points of origin - one in a back bedroom and another on a couch in the living room.

There were no injuries among firefighters.

Cunningham estimated the loss of the mobile home and its contents at $35,000.


GOLDEN VALLEY - A woman had to be rescued from her car after she tried to cross a flooded wash Monday night.

About 6:55 p.m., four units and eight personnel from the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the Sacramento Wash on Chino Drive, Capt. Dave Cunningham said.

The woman was alone in her sedan and eastbound when she drove into the wash.

"Water sent the vehicle about 800 feet down the wash," Cunningham said. "The front end was totally submerged and water was clear up to the windshield."

Kingman Ranger, the Department of Public Safety air rescue helicopter, was called to assist.

Two firefighters worked their way to the woman, who was trapped inside her car, while two other firefighters provided backup. Firefighters reaching the sedan got the woman to roll down her window and pulled her out of the car.

She climbed atop the sedan's roof and was taken off it by Ranger personnel. She was not injured nor were any firefighters hurt.


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