Sandalwood Fire Lawsuit

Sandalwood Fire Lawyers – Riverside County

Around 1:58 pm Thursday, October 10, 2019, the Sandalwood fire broke out along Calimesa Boulevard and Sandalwood Drive immediately raced into nearby brush burning in a southwesterly direction due to the strong winds. Within the first hour of the fire, the conflagration was already heavily impacting the Villa Calimesa mobile home park where most of the damage from the fire would occur. The fire continued to spread rapidly as was reportedly over by 4 pm that afternoon and also threatening the nearby railway, power grid, and a second mobile home park in the area. Throughout the day, the fire would destroy most of the Villa Calimesa mobile home park and ultimately cause the death of two civilians in the area.

The Sandalwood Fire, as of November 1, 2019, has burned 1,011 acres, destroyed 76 structures in a mobile home park, and killed two people.

FIRE CAUSE: As for the Sandalwood fire, authorities said it’s not unusual for garbage being hauled in trucks to catch fire and for crews to unload burning trash.

There was a red-flag warning in place at the time — about 2 p.m. Thursday — that the crew jettisoned its load, Cal Fire /Riverside County Fire Department Capt. Fernando Herrera said. Such warnings indicate that a fire could spread quickly because of gusty winds and low humidity.

The garbage was dropped along a road near Sandalwood Drive and Seventh Street, close to a 10 Freeway off-ramp. Santa Ana winds picked up the flames, quickly spreading them to nearby vegetation and into the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park, which Herrera said has about 120 spaces.

How To Make A Sandalwood Fire Claim

Our Sandalwood Fire Lawyers are experienced in pursuing claims on behalf of homeowners, business owners, property owners and renters who sustained injuries or whose property was destroyed or damaged by the fire.

If you or a loved one was injured or suffered property damage/loss in the Sandalwood Fire, you’ll want to speak with a local lawyer who specializes in pursuing wildfire loss and injury claims against negligent companies.

Call 866-201-5594 now for a free and confidential case evaluation.