Home Fire in Mammoth

Tuesday night Mammoth firefghters were called out to a structure fire on Mono Street. The owner of the building had called the fire department when the fire was spotted, and then used a fire extinguisher to knock the fire down.

The fire was mostly out by the time firefighters arrived on scene, but volunteers did use some water to make sure the job was finished.

There was not much damage to the outside of the building, though some personal items were damaged by the small fire. Thom Heller with Mammoth Fire reports that no one was injured.

When reporter Cleland Hoff stopped by the scene Wednesday, firefighters were still working to determine what started the fire. The cause of this fire remains under investigation.

Also Tuesday night, Calfire crews were called out to a fire at the campground known as the Pit near Pleasant Valley Reservoir. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a group of campers had lit a large pallet fueled bonfire. With flames upward of 20 feet and visible from the Calfire Fire Station on Round Valley Rd, firefighters were concerned.

There is no running water at the Pit. Calfire Officials stress that campers keep campfires manageable. All it takes is a gust of wind and a campfire can get out of control quickly, according to fire officials.


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