Firefighters Save Occupied Businesses as Fire Destroys Vacant Structure

Firefighters Save Occupied Businesses as Fire Destroys Vacant Structure

VICTORVILLE – No injuries were reported as a result of a fire at a vacant small strip mall in the City of Victorville on Thursday night. At around 10:50 a.m. San Bernardino County Fire Department (SBCoFD) responded to the 14000 block of Saint Andrews Drive in the City of Victorville just 4 minutes after the initial report. When they arrived they located a one-story three-unit commercial strip mall well involved with fire.Firefighters worked hard to contain the fire to and prevent spread to nearby businesses.

Crews initially established a defensive fire attack with large diameter hose lines to knock down the bulk of the fire,” said SBCoFD Captain Jeremy Kern in a written statement. “Once this occurred firefighters moved into offensive operations inside the building to conduct a search and start salvage and overhaul.” The crews at the scene, which included two truck companies, four engines, one medic squad, a chief officer and investigator were able to contain, extinguish, and prevent the fire from spreading to any adjacent occupied businesses within twenty-two minutes.

Although nearby residents said that the homeless are known to stay around and possibly inside, no injuries were reported as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire and the damage estimate are unknown at this time.

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