Portola Trailer Fire Spotted by Fire Chief Driving Along the HWY


A Fire Chief was driving along the highway spots a home trailer on fire and calls in for help.

Late Monday evening, the Beckwourth Fire District Chief was driving along Highway 70 when he spotted a glow from a home with close neighbors. Upon immediate instinct, concern that the fire would spread into neighboring houses, the chief called in for mutual aid.

At the fire at 20 North Beckwith Street in Portola, Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Protection District and Sierra Valley Volunteer Fire joined the Beckwourth fire district to knock down the fully engulfed trailer.

All who lived in the home were able to escape without injury. The cause of the fire has not been determined.