Date/Time: 03/30/2024, 1:17 PM
Location: 14K block Primrose Place, Hesperia
Incident: Residential Structure Fire


San Bernardino County Fire responded yesterday afternoon to reports of a potential structure fire at the 14,000 block of Primrose Place in the City of Hesperia. Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke emanating from a residential home, particularly from an attached garage to a single-story dwelling.

Firefighters initiated an offensive fire attack, deploying lines and gaining access to the property. As they approached the structure, moderate smoke conditions were evident throughout. Upon entry, firefighters discovered a contents fire that quickly spread to a significant portion of the interior space within the building. Additional crews were mobilized as smoke conditions rapidly evolved.

In tandem with interior crews engaged in fire suppression, a team ascended to the roof for vertical ventilation, aiding in enhancing visibility and reducing heat levels within the structure. Their coordinated efforts proved successful, containing the fire to the attached storage garage where it originated.

During the operation, several cats were found within the affected structure and removed. Animal control services were promptly requested to assist the residents with their pets. The heavy fire loading within the storage area initially posed challenges to suppression efforts, necessitating extended overhaul operations.

The response effort involved three engines, one truck, and one battalion chief from the county, totaling 14 personnel. The City of Victorville Fire Department provided assistance during the incident. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the county office of the fire marshal. Fortunately, no injuries were reported among firefighters or civilians.