Firefighters Battled Car Fire Saving a San Bernardino Apartment Complex

SAN BERNARDINO – A car fire threatened a commercial structure on Friday afternoon, officials said. At around 3:45 p.m. San Bernardino County Firefighters responded to the report of a fire at an apartment complex on the 200 block of King Street.

Units arrived to find heavy black smoke at the rear of the complex. The vehicle fire was located in the apartment carports just below the second-story apartment homes. Through the fast and precise efforts of the firefighters the fire was stopped before it spread to the apartments.

Fire officials said that although two apartments have minor smoke damage, the apartments are still inhabitable and no residents were displaced.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. The exact cause of the fire is unknown at this time but according to fire officials the owner of the car was attempting to repair the vehicle when the fire started.


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