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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

San Bernardino City Fire Department Suspicious Fire Damages Home #CAFire

San Bernardino City Fire Department Suspicious Fire Damages Home

Contact: Captain Jason Serrano, PIO Assigned - Contact # 909-384-5402 
Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Grant Hubbell 909-384-5401

Incident Date: 03/31/15

 Location: 1714 N. Pershing Ave (view map)
Time of the call: 0339hrs

Number of Units: 2 Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Battalion Chief
Number of Firefighters: 9 Firefighters and 1 Chief Officer

Fatalities/Injuries: None
Property Damage: $20,000 structural 
Property Saved: $50,000

Additional Information:
  • Fire Crews dispatched to a report of smoke and fire coming from a residential structure.
  • Arriving Firefighters discovered a detached garage behind a single-family home fully-involved with fire and spreading to surrounding debris and vegetation.
  • Firefighters protected an adjacent occupied structure threatened by radiant heat and flames.
  • Fire Crews quickly extinguished the contents and collapsed roof structure of the garage.
  • The fire was brought under control within 10 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.
  • Arson Investigators questioned 3 individuals that were detained by SBPD for questioning. The individuals were seen leaving the property shortly after the fire was reported. No arrests have been made.
  • This was the third suspicious fire at this particular address in the last 6 months.

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