Daniel R. Munsey, Fire Chief/Fire Warden

This afternoon San Bernardino County firefighters were dispatched to a reported commercial fire in the area of Baldwin & Hardy St, Adelanto.

Crews arrived to find a large commercial yard well involved with fire. Multiple exposures, including a strip mall, multiples homes and old fire station 321 were threatened by the large fire. Arriving firefighters mounted a defensive fire attack, working away from downed power lines and keeping fire from spreading to the adjacent buildings. Due to the large fire and threats, a second alarm was quickly requested. Limited water supply and downed power lines hampered firefighting efforts.

Two buildings were destroyed in the fire, including old fire station 321 which served the area for many years. An agricultural supply company sustained heavy losses to their products and yard. Despite heavy fire conditions, power lines down and a limited water supply firefighters were successful in keeping the fire from spreading to a nearby strip mall and homes. Southern California Edison responded to mitigate the downed power lines. No injuries to firefighters or civilians were sustained. It took nearly three hours to gain the upper hand on the fire.

San Bernardino County Fire responded with six Engines, two Truck Companies, three Chief Officers, two water tenders, a Air/Light Unit, a heavy equipment team. Victorville & Apple Valley Fire both assisted. Thanks to our cooperators for their assistance and hard work.

Incident – Two Alarm Commercial Fire
Date / time- 1/12/22 4:35PM
Location – Hardy x Baldwin, Adelanto
Contact – Mike McClintock, Battalion Chief / PIO, mmcclintock@sbcfire.org