Fire, Explosion Ravage CA Strip Mall

12/07/2011
A fire and explosion ravaged a strip mall in Cathedral City, California, on Tuesday. No injuries were reported, but several shops and restaurants were damaged. A passing police officer spotted flames at the Date Palm Plaza about midnight, and firefighters encountered heavy smoke when they arrived, Cathedral City Fire Captain Jeff Welsh told The Desert Sun (http://mydesert.co/ut2ddq). As the fire spread from a shop in the middle of the strip mall, an explosion occurred, blowing out gas and debris. Battalion Chief John Muhr attributed this dynamic fire event to an infusion of fresh oxygen into an area where heat or smoke had built up. No one was at the damaged businesses when the fire ...

To access this articles and others like, join the Fire Engineering Training Network today.

  Gain unlimited access to the most comprehensive database of firefighter training info in the world.

  Membership in the Fire Engineering Training Network includes:

  • Exclusive Online Access to FireEngineering.com News & Articles
  • Fire Engineering Magazine Historical Archives (Online-Only)
  • Annual Print Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine
  • Annual Digital Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine

Join Now

 Already a member? Scroll down to the Login form below to access this article.

LOGIN TODAY

FE Logo

Log into Fire Engineering and you'll have total access to the industry's leading online resource for finest training simulations, articles, instructional videos and much more.