Twentynine Palms, CA: Fire damages home along Sunrise Road.
According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, at 3:06 p.m. PT on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, crews from Division 4 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the area of Desert Heights Dr and Valley Vista Rd in the unincorporated area of Twentynine Palms, California.
When crews arrived in the area they found heavy smoke & fire showing from a house in the 3000 Block of Sunrise Road.
ME44 and BC138 arrived and found heavy smoke and fire showing from a single story home.
San Bernardino County Fire Department responded with (2) Medic Engines, (1) Medic Brush Patrol, (1) Battalion Chief, (1) Fire Investigator & was assisted by (1) Engine from Combat Center FD.
Crews initiated a fire attack, trying to limit the fire’s spread through the home.
Due to wind conditions, the fire spread quickly through the interior, causing firefighters to fight the fire from the exterior, keeping the fire from spreading to nearby vegetation and protecting other exposures.
While fighting the fire, the electrical service drop was compromised bringing Southern California Edison to the scene to mitigate the hazard.
The fire was knocked down in approximately 25 minutes.
Once the fire was knocked down, crews completed a search to find any potential victims.
No victims were located as the residents were gone at the time of the fire.
Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were also on scene and assisted with evacuation of two dogs from the yard to safety, placing them in their patrol car until animal control arrived.
Cause and origin is under investigation by San Bernardino County Fire’s Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) Investigators.
The Red Cross was notified to assist with the residents temporary housing needs. Damage estimates weren’t available at the time of the release, however the home received major damage.
** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Fire Department: **