All photos and video via Michael Collins
A house fire raged out of control in the early morning hours Friday north of Parker, destroying two homes, a travel trailer, an outhouse and a car.
The blaze began sometime around 1 a.m. in the Lakeside 5 subdivision on the Parker Strip. Buckskin Fire Department responded to the incident and extinguished the fire, but the homes were ravaged in the flames.
A very dry spring season has elevated the risk of fire in the desert southwest, with several agencies warning of wildfires and some jurisdictions banning outdoor flames and other high risk activities.
See Buckskin at work on the blaze here:
UPDATE: A further outbreak of the fire caused more damage later, including to some vehicles parked nearby. EDIT: Buckskin Fire may not have been the only fire department assisting in this blaze, with reports that CRIT Fire and Parker Fire were also attending.