Three structures lost in Lakeside fire

Three structures are a “total loss” after Wednesday’s fire in Lakeside 2, according to Buckskin Fire Chief Chris Chambers.


Photo by Araceli L.

“It started in a garage,” Chambers told Parker Live, “and then quickly spread to each trailer on both sides.”

The fire was driven by wind gusts on the hilly area, and worsened by the close proximity of the structures to each other, Chambers said.

The fire was fought by firefighters from four departments, with two water tenders and two utility vehicles from Buckskin, two engines from CRIT Fire, one engine and two water tenders from Parker Fire, and one fire engine from San Bernardino Fire.

Chambers said a separate fire started in a 5th-wheel in Big River, CA during the response on Lakeside, with firefighters leaving the scene to attend to the second incident.

“I’d like to thank the neighbors because they brought pizza for the firefighters, and Alyssa Young went and brought coolers of Gatorade and water for them too,” Chambers said.

Two Buckskin firefighters remained at the scene overnight to watch for re-ignition, and the process of checking its status will continue Thursday using thermal imaging.

There were no known injuries.

Original story HERE.

8 comments

  1. Barbara Babb

    Curious. What is Lakeside 2? When I lived there (70s-80) it was all “Lakeside”. We lived up the first one, steep hill behind the Bean Pot. So what is Lakeside 2?

  2. Lakeside 2 is up Lakeside Blvd, commonly referred to as “Bean Pot” or “Bean Pot Hill” because a restaurant called “The Bean Pot” used to be at the base of Lakeside Blvd and Hwy 95.

    Lakeside 1 is the area off of Beacon behind the bar with Lakeside 1A being off of Cove Drive, east of Highway 95.

    Lakeside 3 used to be the area west of Highway 95, now just a small cul-de-sac.

    Never could figure out where Lakeside 4 was, or if one even existed.

    Lakeside 5 is the area up Rio Vista Drive.

    The Lakesides used to be a HOA area, which was dissolved in the late 1970s. The public launch ramp on Riverside Drive at Cienega Springs belonged to the Lakeside HOA, but was deeded to Yuma (now La Paz) County when the HOA folded.

  3. Jim Ching

    I believe there was 4. 3 burned on Horizon and 1 on Captain

  4. My aunt lost everything. Very sad day 😭

  5. Thanks for the info, we have a vacation house in Lakeside 5. I’m sorry for everyone that lost everything in this fire..

  6. BillyBob Jackson

    What burned this afternoon? Looked to be the same location of the three from yesterday.

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