Fontana, CA: Second pallet yard fire.
According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, at 11:42pm PT on Sunday, January 17th, 2016, firefighters responded to an 2 alarm pallet fire at the 15600 block of Boyle Avenue in Fontana, California.
Upon arrival, they found a small portion of the pallet yard on fire, some pallets stacked as high as 40 feet.
Firefighters began an aggressive attack from all sides; keeping the fire contained to its original origin and away from the rest of the pallet yard.
The fire had already reached an onsite storage building containing additional pallets.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze and save the building.
Firefighters had their hands full keeping embers from a burning palm tree, combined with the extreme heat from the fire, from spreading to an adjacent business and residential structure.
In just over an hour and a half, 36 firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department had the fire knocked down with assistant from Colton Fire Department.
A San Bernardino County Fire Dozer and Inmate Hand Crew responded to the scene for overhaul and mop up operations, relieving firefighters and medic engines to return back to service in the community.
Numerous piles of pallets and other materials have to be broken up to make sure all fire is extinguished.
Crews are expected to be on scene throughout the morning.
There were no injuries or evacuations.
The storage building sustained partial damage.
There are no preliminary fire damage estimates at this time.
This is the second pallet yard fire to happen in the area in the last few days.
At 1:28am PT on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016, firefighters responded to a 2 alarm pallet fire at the Woodland Pallet located at 16700 block Boyles Avenue in Fontana, California.
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At this moment, no information on if this pallet yard fire is connected to last week’s pallet yard fire.
Anybody with information is asked to contact We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 47-ARSON (800-472-7766) or dispatch at: 1 (909) 356-3805.
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