Fire claims two homes, displaces families

Fire claims two homes, displaces familiesKern County and China Lake firefighters knock down the remainder of a fire that claimed two homes in the El Solana RV and Mobile Home Park in the 1600 block of North Brown Road in Inyokern. According to the KCFD release, two homes were already on fire when personnel arrived, and the flames were threatening a nearby RV. Despite water supply issues and downed power lines, firefighters managed to extinguish the fire and no one was harmed. Of the two families reportedly displaced, one received care cards from the American Red Cross. At press time, the Ridgecrest Salvation Army had not been contacted for help, but Business Manager Rhonda Makowski said the organization is available for assistance. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2019-06-07