Daniel R. Munsey, Fire Chief/Fire Warden

Date/Time: May 17, 2021 at 12:21 p.m.
Location: 72000 Block of Sunnyslope Drive, Twentynine Palms
Incident: Residential Structure Fire

Yesterday afternoon, San Bernardino County Fire (SBCoFD)crews were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 72000 block of Sunnyslope Dr, Twentynine Palms.

Crews arrived to find an exterior fire that had extended in to a single-story home. Firefighters completed an attack, searching for any potential victims. Crews were able to knock the fire down in approximately 20 minutes. Once the fire was knocked down, firefighters shifted their efforts on salvaging personal belongings and working on extinguishment. They managed to save multiple military medals and memorabilia for the resident. The resident was a decorated marine who served our Country.

Red Cross was notified to assist the two displaced occupants with temporary housing. A Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) card was also provided by #SBCoFD. The card is pre-loaded with money to aid in the post fire recovery. The SAVE cards are a joint effort with the California Fire Foundation, San Bernardino County Firefighters Local 935 and San Bernardino County Fire.

While working on overhaul, one firefighter was injured. The injury was minor in nature & was treated and released. The cause of the fire is under investigation by San Bernardino County Fire Investigators.

San Bernardino County Fire responded with two Engines, a Battalion Chief, and a Fire Investigator. Combat Center Fire assisted with an Engine Company.