WILDOMAR: Mobile home fire at The Farm results in loss of animals’ lives

Photo by Joe Fanaselle, Wheatfield Fire, Wildomar, Aug. 12
Firefighters work to put out a mobile home fire in Wildomar. Several animals perished in the fire. Joe Fanaselle photo.

Riverside County Fire Cal/Fire responded to the scene of a structure fire in Wildomar early Saturday morning.

The residential structure fire call, located in the 24000 block of Wheatfield Circle in Wildomar, came in shortly after 1:30 a.m.

“The first arriving engine company reported a mobile home fully involved in fire,” Riverside County Fire Information Officer April Newman said.

The fire was contained to the residence and was fully contained by 2:15 a.m., according to reports.

 Flames engulf a mobile home in Wildomar. Joe Fanaselle photo
Flames engulf a mobile home in Wildomar during an early morning fire on Aug. 22. Joe Fanaselle photo

“One adult female was displaced,” Newman said. “She has made her own arrangements to stay with friends and family in the area.”

Reports from the scene disclosed that neighbors referred to the area as “The Farm,” and animals in residence included cats, dogs and ducks.

“The homeowner said she took in sick and injured animals and cared for them,” one witness said, adding that the homeowner escaped the fire unharmed.

While the homeowner declined to give her name or a formal interview, she did say she was in the process of feeding and giving medicine to several animals when the fire broke out, narrowly escaping the home.

Animal Control was requested for several cats and dogs in the residence, however all animals – nearly 2o, according to the owner – are believed to have perished in the blaze. Animal Control was on scene to assist with the animals.

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Photo by Joe Fanaselle, Wheatfield Fire, Wildomar, Aug. 12
Joe Fanaselle photo.
Photo by Joe Fanaselle, Wheatfield Fire, Wildomar, Aug. 12
Joe Fanaselle photo.
Photo by Joe Fanaselle, Wheatfield Fire, Wildomar, Aug. 12
Joe Fanaselle photo.

 

One Response to "WILDOMAR: Mobile home fire at The Farm results in loss of animals’ lives"

  1. Shannon   August 23, 2015 at 9:52 am

    A couple local residents have worked tirelessly this weekend to collect items like clothes, shoes, gift cards for this elderly woman. We are also trying to raise money for vet bills for lone surviving cat that made it out but is suffering with 3rd degree burns (Emergency Pet Clinic in Temecula) and to have the perished animals cremated (via Animal Friends of the Valley) and put into a memorial box for the owner/rescuer. She lost everything in this world but it is not the material possession that bring tears to her eyes, it is the loss of the animals that she dedicated every spare penny and all her time to. Animals with varying disabilities and needs that no one else wanted. This was such a tragic day. Please help if you can. Any amount helps! gofund.me/rt2hmj54

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