Pahrump Valley fire crews respond to Inyo County, California blaze

EMS crews from Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Services received numerous medical service calls throughout last week along with several fire responses throughout the valley, and beyond.

Fire Chief Scott Lewis said crews responded to a large brush fire in Inyo County, California at 4:20 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 11, roughly 30 miles from Pahrump’s Station One facility on Highway 160.

“Crews responded as the primary responders as the Inyo agency was unavailable,” he said.

“Crews arrived on location to find a large mixed-fuels fire that also threatened several structures within the community.

It was located at a large swampy-type area, which was difficult to access.”

Lewis noted that Pahrump crews worked alongside members of the Bureau of Land Management from both Nevada and California.

“They were able to save all of the structures,” he said. “Eventually, the fire was placed under control. There was approximately 40 acres involved.”

On Sept. 14, fire crews were dispatched to the 1600 block of West Grouse Street, for a structure fire just after 6 p.m.

“Crews arrived on scene where they found light smoke showing from the front door of the double-wide manufactured dwelling,” he said.

“The investigation revealed it was a kitchen fire that was quickly controlled with no further extension. One civilian was medically evaluated for smoke inhalation.”

On Monday, Sept. 18, fire crews were summoned to the 3400 block of South Prairie Avenue for another structure fire just before 1:30 a.m.

“Upon arrival, crews found a mattress that had caught fire due to the activities of the occupant,” he said.

“That fire was quickly controlled with no further extension. There were no reported injuries.”

Pahrump EMS crews along with Nye County sheriff’s deputies responded to the parking lot of the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles on East Basin Avenue for a downed scooter rider early Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 19.

The unidentified man was still laying on the pavement when first responders arrived on scene just after 12 p.m.

The rider, who was wearing a helmet at the time, was medically evaluated and released by EMS crews.

He sustained no major injuries and walked inside the DMV office to conduct his business after he was evaluated.

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