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Transient Burned In Mojave Riverbed Fire

VICTORVILLE, Calif. Dec 3rd (VVNG) A woman suffered burns to her arm after a warming fire near the Mojave Riverbed spiraled out of control.

San Bernardino County Fire responded at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday night and was able to contain the fire quickly.

A firefighter from Station 311 in Victorville wrapped the arm of a woman who suffered 2nd to 3rd-degree burns and was transported to a local hospital.

Fire personnel remained on scene for an extended amount of time to ensure all hot spots were out.

As the temperature drops, the rate of transients starting fires to stay warm increase, posing a fire risk.

At the time of the fire, temperatures were in the low 40 degrees and expected to drop to 30 degrees.

A San Bernardino County Firefighter is seen through heavy brush putting out a warming fire that got out of control on December 3, 2016. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)
A San Bernardino County Firefighter is seen through brush putting out a warming fire that got out of control on December 3, 2016. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)
A Firefighter from Station 311 wraps a women's arm after she suffered burns from a warming fire in the Mojave River Bed. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)
A Firefighter from Station 311 wraps a women’s arm after she suffered burns from a warming fire in the Mojave River Bed. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

Hugo Valdez

Hugo Valdez has been providing news coverage for Victor Valley News Group since 2012, and has been a resident of Victorville for over 30 years. He enjoys utilizing the VVNG.com platform to create a more informed and connected community. Hugo can be reached by email at Hugo@vvng.com
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