HOMELAND: Firefighters knock down mobile home fire that spread to nearby vegetation
HOMELAND — A mobile home was destroyed by a fast-moving fire that reportedly spread from the structure into nearby brush, Wednesday evening, Jan. 3. The blaze happened on the 32000 block of Falcon View Lane, just north of Seaview Drive and east of Juniper Flats Road, in the unincorporated community of Homeland.
Firefighters and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the home just before 10:40 p.m., after Riverside County emergency dispatchers received a 911 call reporting the residential blaze.
Nineteen firefighters from six engine companies and one truck company responded to the fire, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer April Newman explained in an incident report. They were assisted by a paramedic squad.
“The first arriving engine company reported a single-wide mobile home fully involved in fire, with minor extension into the wildland,” said Newman.
Firefighters immediately began an aggressive attack on the fire; however, the mobile home was eventually consumed by the blaze.
Firefighters reported that they knocked down the structure and brush fire shortly before 11:30 p.m.
There were no reported injuries and officials did not specify if anyone was living in the mobile home or if anyone was displaced by the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident.
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 grandchildren.