San Bernardino City Fire Department Press Release #27767
Contact: Battalion Chief Grant Hubbell 909-384-5401
Date: November 18, 2014
Location: 976 West 6th Street
Time of the call: 10:04 a m. First Unit on the scene: 10:12 a m.
Fire contained: 10:22 a m. Number of Units: 10 (7 engines, 2 trucks, 1 BC)
Number of Firefighters: 28 Injuries: 1 (31 year old female) Fatalities: 0
Property Loss/Damage $ 160,000 Contents Loss: $ 0
Property Saved $400,000 (2 adjacent homes).
Additional information: Firefighters arrived to find downed power lines, thick black smoke and thirty-foot high flames to the front of a single-story two thousand square foot home. Fire was an immediate threat toward two neighboring homes. Fire quickly spread throughout the attic, causing a large section of the roof to collapse. This forced firefighters into defensive operations and necessitated the control of the fire from the outside. Firefighters were unable to make an immediate entry for a search inside. Fire was contained in ten minutes, removing the threat from the fire extending to the two adjacent occupied homes.
After assessing the homes stability and making sure the downed electrical lines were de-energized, Firefighters made entry into the interior of the structure to finish extinguishing the fire and to conduct a thorough search inside the home. After entering the extensively damaged home, Firefighters found and rescued a thirty-one year old woman inside. Victim was quickly rescued from the house, and treated by numerous Firefighters and Paramedics. Victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, Paramedics stated that the woman was interacting with them and answering their questions.
San Bernardino Arson Investigators have deemed the fire “Suspicious” and the fire is currently under investigation.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Structure Fire Ward 7 Councilman James L Mulvihill
The following information has been updated on the city’s twitter feed @SBCityFire.
San Bernardino City Fire Department
Structure Fire Contained to Garage
PIO Assigned: Fire Engineer Marco Tello (909)384-5405
Location: 395 E Sonora
Time of the call: 2214 hours
First Unit on the scene: Medic Engine 227
Number of Units: 4 Paramedic Engines, 1 Squad, 1 Truck, and 2 Chief Officers
Number of Firefighters: 17
Injuries: None Reported
Property Loss/Damage: $45,000
Property Saved: $300,000
- Upon arrival first in firefighters were met by a fully involved garage fire that had begun to burn a vehicle in the drive way and threatened the rest of the home.
- Firefighters began a coordinated attack to ensure the fire was contained to the garage while truck crews ventilated the structure.
- The resident managed to exit the home unharmed.
- Edison was called to secure a live power line that had fallen, landing in the homes pool, posing an extreme life safety hazard on the fire ground.
- The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation.
- A gift card was presented to the family on behalf of the fire department to assist the family recover from this tragedy.
The SBFD would like to remind all residents to evacuate to a safe location in the event of a fire in their home and call 9-1-1.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Contact: Captain Jason Serrano, PIO Assigned - Contact # 909-384-5402
Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Grant Hubbell 909-384-5401
Incident Date: 10/7/14
Location: 771 W. 17th Street
Time of the call: 18:40
Number of Units: 4 Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 2 Battalion Chiefs
Number of Firefighters: 17 Firefighters and 2 Chief Officers
Property Damage: $1,000 structural and $0 contents
Property Saved: $75,000
- Fire Crews dispatched to a report of smoke coming from a residential structure.
- Arriving Firefighters discovered a single-family home involved with fire on the interior and beginning to spread rapidly throughout.
- Firefighters forced entry into the heavily boarded vacant structure.
- Fire Crews quickly extinguished the contents burning within the main living area of the structure.
- Firefighters were able to successfully protect the majority of the structure due to early recognition and reporting by neighbors.
- The fire was brought under control within 8 minutes of arriving on-scene.
- The cause of the fire is still under investigation but has been labeled suspicious in nature. The property was an abandoned home and no one was displaced as a result of the blaze.
- This was the second fire in a vacant structure this afternoon. Shortly after 5pm the SBFD responded to the 1000 block of W. 11th Street for a similar incident.
San Bernardino City Firefighters urge all citizens to report dangerous property conditions to the Fire Prevention Bureau or city Code Enforcement immediately upon recognition.