Daniel R. Munsey, Fire Chief/Fire Warden

DATE: 06/14/2022
CONTACT: Mike McClintock, Battalion Chief /, Public Information Officer
MMcClintock@sbcfire.org

Two Alarm Fire Burns San Bernardino Commercial Building

Date/Time: 6/14/22, 7:37AM
Location: 500 Block of West 5th Street, San Bernardino
Incident: Commercial Structure Fire

Summary:

This morning San Bernardino County Fire crews were dispatched to a reported commercial structure fire in the area of West 5th Street and North “F” Street, San Bernardino. Multiple 911 callers stated smoke from a two-story building.

Firefighters quickly arrived on-scene to find heavy smoke showing from the second story of the commercial occupancy. Arriving crews engaged, working to suppress the fire and ensure no occupants were inside the structure. Due to the size of the structure and amount of fire, a second alarm response was requested. The fire continued to grow, causing roof compromise, which forced firefighters to take a defensive posture.

Once outside, firefighters used aerial master streams and handlines to knock the fire down. Once safe to enter, crews reengaged to work on fire suppression and complete a search of the large occupancy. Ultimately the fire was knocked down in 90 minutes. All searches of the building came up negative. Firefighters remained on-scene for multiple hours working on overhaul and investigation. No injuries to firefighters were reported. The building, vacant at the time of the fire was heavily damaged.

San Bernardino County Fire responded with 9 Engines, three Trucks, three Chief Officers, a Training Officer and a Fire Investigator. Colton FD assisted with an Engine.

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