Electrical fire destroys mobile home, threatens another, ignites wildland fire

According to a statement from the Susanville Fire Department, firefighters responded to a fully involved mobile home fire about 12:52 p.m. Tuesday, May 23.

Upon arrival, firefighters observed the mobile home to be fully involved and beginning to catch another mobile home on fire. Engine C-601 assumed Incident Command. Engine E-621 arrived on scene and started fire suppression efforts. Paiute IC identified the fire had extended into the vegetation and requested wildland resources. After the fire was extinguished, units started the salvage and overhaul process.

A fire cause and origin investigation was conducted following the salvage and overhaul of the damaged structure. The fire originated in the living room area, and the cause was determined to be electrical in nature.

One firefighter sustained a minor arm injury during overhaul operations, and there were no civilian injuries. The SFD was supported by CalFire, Lassen National Forest, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Susan River Fire Protection District, Janesville Fire Protection District, Susanville Police Department, Susanville Public Works and Lassen Municipal Utility District.