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Fire in the Wilks Ranch area destroys home

KINGMAN – An accidental structure fire in the Wilks Ranch area destroyed a single-wide mobile home, said Wayne Eder, fire chief of Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District.

The fire, reported at 10 a.m. Monday, destroyed the home in the 1400 block of Wilks Ranch off Stockton Hill Road.

Upon arrival, Battalion Chief Tim King assumed overall command of 10 firefighters, including six volunteers, operating two brush engines, one engine and a water tender.

Another brush engine was called to shuttle water, and Fire Chief Eder arrived for additional support.

Occupants in the mobile home at the time of the fire were able to escape, and the structure was written off as a complete loss, Eder said.

Anyone with information about the fire can contact NACFD at 928-757-3151.

Editor's Note: This fire was initially reported as a possible arson fire by the Kingman Daily Miner in error. It was determined to be accidental.


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