Early morning fire destroys mobile home in Ridgecrest

A mobile home in Ridgecrest was destroyed in an early morning fire Tuesday.

The Kern County Fire Department responded around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday for reports of a structure fire in the 1400 block of Graaf Avenue.  

The first arriving engine crew was faced with a double-wide mobile home 50% involved in fire with no exposures threatened.

Occupants of the home advised fire crews everyone that lived in the structure was out.

The crews quickly attacked the fire with hand lines and additional crews established a water supply at a nearby fire hydrant.

High winds in the area fanned the fire and extinguishment was difficult.

Multiple remodels of the structure also made extinguishment difficult and required removing layers of flooring and roofing materials.

Crews remained on scene late into the morning for mop-up.

PG&E, Southern California Gas, Ridgecrest PD, Kern County Sheriff's Office, China Lake Engine and Hazmat all assisted. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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