Two fires claim multiple structures Monday

Two fires claim multiple structures MondayTwo fires destroyed multiple structures in Ridgecrest and the surrounding area on Monday. Above a blaze claims a home in the 200 block of South American Street. KCFD received the call around 5 a.m. and responded to a fully involved garage fire that ultimately caused $140,000 in damage. A resident evacuated prior to the crews’ arrival, thanks to a working smoke detector, and crews saved the neighboring home. Later that day a suspected squatter’s camping stove caused a fire that destroyed three dilapidated RVs behind the 1400 block of Highway 14. -- Photo by Carl Austin?III

Story First Published: 2016-11-23