Residents on Fairways Drive in the Highland Fairways subdivision were awakened Thursday night, March 24 around 11 p.m. to the sound of explosions when three cars and part of a garage were destroyed by fire.
“The first sounds seemed like gunfire. Then they got louder and sounded like bombs,” said one neighbor. “Our neighbor’s daughter had come to visit and parked her car in the driveway where it burst into flames.
According to an official release from the Mesquite Fire Department, “arriving crews found heavy fire with multiple explosions in the garage as well as heavy fire in the attic.”
“The initial attack team for the operation was six personnel. To change the operation from an offensive attack to a search and rescue is not easy,” said Fire Chief Kash Christopher, “but we did have two firefighters at the door for rapid intervention and two firefighters inside for search. Thankfully, the occupants went out the back and took refuge next door.”
Mesquite Fire and Rescue received help from both Beaver Dam and Bunkerville Volunteer Fire Departments. No injuries were reported.