Fire Destroys Family's Home Near Whitewater

Children playing with a cigarette lighter set cheatgrass on fire Thursday night, destroying a mobile home and some outbuildings near Whitewater. The fire completely destroyed a mobile home, its contents and a garage.

Volunteers with the Land's End Fire Department responded to the scene near Seminole Road with a crew from the Bureau of Land Management. Firefighters had difficulty accessing the area, which lies in a remote spot by a narrow road winding through a canyon bottom.

It took firefighters about an hour to control the fire.

The Red Cross was on hand to provide assistance to the displaced family.

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