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Fire in Thermal kills three and destroys five mobile homes

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Father, son, and daughter confirmed dead

THERMAL, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Three members of the same family are dead after a fire in a trailer park in Thermal.

The blaze broke out around 8:30 Friday morning at the Desert Shores Trailer Park. Neighbors tell our sister station, KESQ, the fire killed a father, son, and daughter.

Flames also destroyed five mobile homes, leaving five families with nowhere to go. The Red Cross is helping them.

Five engines remained on scene as of three Friday afternoon to monitor for hot spots and flare-ups. will continue to monitor this developing story, and will have more details as they become available.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director in September of 2019, but she and her family have a long history in the Desert Southwest. Her grandmother first moved to Yuma in the late 1940’s, and Lisa got her first job in TV news at KYMA in 1987.

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