FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) — Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer and Fresno Fire Department Chief Kerri Donis spoke with the community Thursday afternoon regarding the Trails End Mobile Home Park after a fire broke out in the park Wednesday night.
The Trails End Mobile Home Park near Blackstone and Sierra avenues has encountered four fires at the park in the last two years. One of those fires took place on April 29 and resulted in the death of 56-year-old Ronald Richardson.
The press conference was scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. and Dyer first addressed the most recent fire and the multiple others that have occurred at the park.
Dyer also spoke about the ordinance that he and Fresno City Councilmember Garry Bredefeld created that would give the city control over the trailer parks and make them responsible for making owners meet safety standards.
This ordinance was created following the fire at the park that resulted in Richardson’s death back in April.
Bredefeld spoke to those living at the park and reassured them saying help was on the way.
Dyer says immediate action will be taken once the city is given authorization by the State to enact the city ordinance.