HINKLEY A family of four is without a home after a fire burned down several structures just off of National Trails Highway.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department received a report of a structure fire near the intersection of National Trails Highway and Hinkley Road Saturday evening. County firefighters from the Hinkley station and an engine from the Barstow Fire Department responded to the fire. San Bernardino County Fire Department battalion chief Mike Weis said a mobile home, travel trailer, RV and several cars were on fire when firefighters arrived on scene.
Denise Young said her family lived in the group of trailers on the property.

"We lost everything," Young said. "We have no place to go. We're just devastated. We have no other family in the area."

Young said the fire caught the trailers and cars in the area on fire within a matter of minutes.

"Honestly I heard a pop and then my daughter came in and said the trailer next door was on fire and I called 911," Young said. "Then the next thing I know my wall is glowing red, so I told the dispatcher I had to go and we ran outside."

Weis said firefighters were able to put most of the fire out quickly, but a live power line prevented crews from working on a section of the fire until Southern California Edison turned off the electricity.

Weis said the it was possibly an electrical fire, but county fire is still investigating the cause.

Young said the American Red Cross put her family up in a motel for two days, but they were forced to leave Monday afternoon. The family is going to pay to move into another motel temporarily, according to Young.

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