Daniel R. Munsey, Fire Chief/Fire Warden

Date/Time: 6/19/22, 9:32AM
Location: 100 block of West 3rd Street, San Bernardino
Incident: High Rise Fire

Summary:

This morning San Bernardino County Fire received reports of a commercial fire alarm at a San Bernardino County Building in the 100 block of West 3rd Street, San Bernardino. Responding fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire showing from the fourth floor of a six floor building. The incident was immediately balanced to a first alarm commercial response.

Arriving firefighters engaged in forcible entry, hose deployment & locating the fire. The fire was quickly balanced to a “High Rise” response, bringing a total of 25 Engines, 5 Truck Companies and 5 Chief Officers. Firefighters made their way up to the fire floor, working to locate the fire, search for any potential victims and initiate a fire attack. Once on the fourth floor, firefighters found heavy smoke, fire & high heat conditions. The fire, also exposed floors above, so keeping the fire to one floor was a high priority. The 5th and 6th floor also had high heat and smoke, but no fire. Crews worked in low visibility and high heat conditions to complete a search of the large space for any potential victims. Firefighters were successful in keeping the fire to the 4th floor. All searches of the building came up negative.

The fire was ultimately knocked down in approximately 90 minutes. Extensive overhaul, water salvage & investigation. No firefighters were injured in the fire. Fire Investigators are on-scene working on a cause / origin investigation. The cause is under investigation.

San Bernardino County Fire responded with 16 Engines, 4 Trucks, 6 Chief Officers, an Air/Light Unit and Two Fire Investigators. Redlands, Loma Linda, Colton, Rialto, Rancho Cucamonga, Highland & Chino Valley all assisted with the incident.

Thanks to our cooperators for their continued support these past two days.