WRIGHTWOOD – A Wrightwood home is a complete loss following a fire in the 5000 block of Easter Drive Saturday night. Firefighters were dispatched to the report of a residential structure fire at 9:24 p.m. The reporting party told dispatchers that the occupants of the home appeared to be out of the home.
When firefighters arrived they located the over 3000 square foot home fully engulfed in flames. The first arriving Medic Engine arriving at the scene and immediately went into attack mode. Realizing the severity, they called for a second alarm, which provided additional manpower to help extinguish the fire.
As firefighters fought the fire, they noticed live power lines on the ground. “The fire had affected the integrity of the home, which caused the electrical drop going to the house to be detached from the connection,” said San Bernardino County Fire Engineer Peter McKernan in a news release. Dispatchers were made aware of the hazard and utility service providers were dispatched to the area to disconnect utilities. “There were exposures threatened from houses in the area to trees nearby; however, the crews were able to mitigate those issues right away,” McKernan added.
Firefighters fought the fire for an hour and 45 minutes before the fire was under control. Firefighters remained on scene for approximately four additional hours to complete knockdown and mop-up. No one was injured as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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