PIO Assigned: Captain Mike Arvizo (909) 289-6679
Captain Rodd Mascis (909) 630-3969
Follow up Info: Battalion Commander (909) 384-5279 or (909) 384-5401
Date: July 13, 2015
Location: 227 W 10th Street, City of San Bernardino
Time of the call: 10:02 am
Number of Units: 5 Engines, 1Truck, 1 Battalion Commander
Number of Firefighters: 19 Firefighters
Property Value: $300,000
Property Loss/Damage: $54,000
· Emergency Dispatchers received 911 calls from the residents reporting a fire in the backyard.
· San Bernardino Fire Department Companies arrived on scene within minutes to find heavy smoke and fire consuming a detached shed / storage unit rapidly spreading to the roof and inside the attic of a converted resident living quarter.
· Firefighters were able to quickly attack the main exterior fire while aggressively entering the residence, extinguishing the attic fire and halting its further spread.
· Nearby homes on all sides of the property were saved by firefighters working rapidly to gain control and keep the fire contained to the affected property.
· The fire was under control within 20 minutes after the arrival of the San Bernardino Fire Department.
· No civilian or fire personnel injuries were reported.
· San Bernardino Fire Department personnel remained on the scene for the extensive mop up. The fire’s cause had yet to be determined at the time of this posting.
The San Bernardino Fire Department would like to remind you to periodically check your home smoke detectors and replace their batteries every 6 months