Trona, CA: Wind driven fire burns multiple homes.
According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, just after 5:30pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016, San Bernardino County Fire Department received reports of a structure fire in the 13000 block of Lupine Street in Trona, California.
Initial reports stated a residence was fully involved with multiple exposures.
The first arriving unit from Station 57 reported one structure well involved and spreading to neighboring homes and vegetation.
Crews went into a defensive attack mode and dealt with strong winds in excess of 30 mph that allowed the fire to spread to numerous structures, trailers, powerpoles, and several spots of vegetation.
Along with the high winds suppression efforts were hampered by live downed lines and multiple burning propane tank.
Additional resources were requested by the responding battalion chief to included engines from China Lake Naval Weapons Center, Bureau of Land Management, and Searle’s Valley Minerals Fire Department.
Numerous other County Fire resources responded from Victorville, California and Hesperia, California however were cancelled en route as the fire was knocked down.
According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, at least 5 homes were involved; a abandoned structure, 2 unoccupied rental structures, and an out building.
On scene resources included a engine, 2 brush patrols, and a battalion chief from the San Bernardino County Fire Department.
Our cooperators responded with 3 engines, a squad, and a battalion chief.
Kern County Fire Department assisted in battling this wind driven fire.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was also a crucial component to providing for public safety during the height of the incident.
First on scene San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy was able to identify water sources for incoming units as well as make notifications where downed powerlines were located so that incoming fire crews could avoid any potential electrical hazard.
Crews are awaiting Pacific Gas and Electric Company to secure utilities.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the office of the fire marshal.
There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters related to the fire.
** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. **