Dramatic video and photos show firefighters’ efforts battling Norco fire
NORCO — Fire officials released video and photos of a dramatic fire that consumed a travel trailer in Norco Friday evening, Nov. 2. The blaze, which destroyed the recreational trailer and spread to nearby vegetation on the property, happened in the area of Temescal Ave. and Seventh St.
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More than a dozen Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters from multiple engine companies responded to the blaze about 9:30 p.m., after receiving reports of a structure fire.
When officials arrived they found a travel trailer fully engulfed in flames, with fire spreading to vegetation and other items in the yard.
Firefighters managed to quickly knock down the blaze and determined the travel trailer was unoccupied when the fire erupted. The trailer was considered a total loss.
No firefighters or citizens were injured in the fire and fire officials are still working to determine the cause of the blaze.
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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.
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. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s 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 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 14 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.