UPDATE: Father & two sons ID’d after Desert Shores trailer park fire that destroyed eight homes

UPDATED: Sunday, Nov. 28, 11:11 a.m., With release of victim’s names, other details.

Originally Published: Thursday, Nov. 27, 4:45 p.m.

DESERT SHORES, Calif., — Authorities say three people, including a father and his two sons, were killed in a mobile home and trailer park blaze that destroyed eight homes and multiple vehicles Wednesday morning, Nov. 26. The deadly fire, which left multiple families displaced, happened at the Desert Shores Trailer Park, located along the west bank of the Salton Sea, in the 100 block of Desert Shores Drive.

A memorial of balloons, flowers, and messages now sits at the charred remains of the home where Pedro Dominguez, 33, and his sons, 14-year-old Viridiana Dominguez and 9-year-old Joseph Dominguez perished. It was not immediately clear if anyone else lived at the home where the victims were found deceased after the blaze.


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Imperial County Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services Station Number Nine in Salton City were alerted to the fire just after 8:35 a.m. after receiving the report of a single trailer on fire, Imperial County fire officials reported after the deadly blaze.

While headed to the scene fire crews received updated information that an additional trailer had caught fire, at which time the responding Captain requested a second alarm to the incident.

A memorial now sits where the charred remains of a home once sat, inside the Desert Shores Trailer Park. Marcie Landeros/Holtville Tribune photo

In a social media release after the deadly blaze, ICFD said information continued to pour in and that witnesses at the scene reported there were several victims believed to be trapped inside the first trailer.

Arriving at the scene at 8:47 a.m., twelve minutes after the call was dispatched, officials reported finding a total of three trailers on fire with immediate exposure to other nearby trailers.

“Crews took a defensive attack to stop the progress and eventually contained the fire to a total of eight trailers,” Imperial County fire officials have since reported; adding that after extinguishing the blaze, firefighters located the bodies of the three victims inside the first trailer that had caught fire.

Imperial County Social Services Department staff and the American Red Cross are assisting those displaced by the fire, the cause of which remains under investigation.

Eight homes and multiple vehicles were destroyed in a blaze that killed a father and two sons in Desert Shores. Imperial County Fire Department photo

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.