Fire destroys mobile home behind Shasta Street residence

The Susanville Interagency Dispatch Center dispatched the Susanville Fire Department to a reported trailer fire at the rear of 812 Shasta St. about 5:42 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30.

Dispatch advised firefighters there were power lines down at the scene. An engine arrived on scene to find an approximately 1,000 square foot single wide mobile home fully involved in fire.

The engine requested a first alarm fire assignment, and pulled attack lines and started to extinguish the fire and keep it from spreading to exposures on the south and east sides. Access to the trailer was initially compromised due to the energized power lines down on the ground. A CalFire engine and another Susanville engine arrived on scene and assisted with obtaining a water supply and pulling attack lines to the north side of the structure keeping clear of the power lines.

LMUD arrived on scene and deenergized the power lines enabling crews to make access into the structure and fully extinguish the fire.

Once the fire was extinguished, crews worked to overhaul the structure. This involved removing portions of the ceiling and walls to check for possible extension of the fire. Once the overhaul was completed, a fire investigation began which pointed to an electrical malfunction in the bedroom.

CalFire, the city of Susanville Water Department, city of Susanville Gas Department, LMUD and the Susanville Police Department supported the firefighting effort.

There were no firefighter or civilian injuries.