Daniel R. Munsey, Fire Chief/Fire Warden

Date/Time: 09/11/2022, 10:12 AM
Location: Carousel Mall, 200 block of North E St, San Bernardino
Incident: Commercial Fire

Summary:

This morning San Bernardino County Fire crews were dispatched to a reported commercial fire at the Carousel Mall, San Bernardino. 911 callers stated smoke from the vacant mall.

Fire crews quickly arrived on-scene to find fire and smoke showing from the Eastern portion of the mall. Due to the amount of smoke and building complexity, a second alarm response was quickly requested. Interior crews found a well established fire on the 2nd floor with an immediate exposure to other areas of the mall. Firefighters utilized thermal imaging cameras & vertical ventilation to try and lift the heavy smoke. The fire continued to build and a third alarm was requested.

Firefighters found structural integrity issues around the fire, with roof integrity and wall integrity compromised. Firefighters had to work from a safe vantage point to attack the fire. Despite these challenges the fire was brought under control with 45 minutes of arrival. All searches of the mall came up negative. The fire remains under investigation by SBCoFD Investigators.

San Bernardino County Fire responded with 11 Engines, 4 Trucks, 4 Chief Officers, an Air/Light Unit, & two Fire Investigators. Colton and Rialto Fire assisted.

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