Daniel R. Munsey, Fire Chief/Fire Warden

Date/Time: 08/09/2022, 1:15AM
Location: 300 block of West 8th St, San Bernardino
Incident: Commercial Fire

Summary:

Early this morning San Bernardino County Fire crews were dispatched to a reported commercial fire in the 300 block of West 8th Street, San Bernardino. Multiple callers stated apartments on fire.

Firefighters arrived on-scene to find heavy smoke and fire showing from apartments on the second floor. Due to the heavy fire involvement and other apartment units adjacent, a second alarm was quickly struck. Firefighters initiated an offensive fire attack, working to limit the fires spread and search for any potential victims. Despite their best efforts the fire spread to the attic space of the multi-unit apartment complex. Firefighters inside and on the roof worked to pinch the fire off & were successful in keeping the fire to four units and the attic space. More than a dozen units were saved. All searches of the apartment units came up negative.

The fire was knocked down in 30 minutes. No injuries to either firefighters or residents were noted. A total of 13 residents were displaced by the fire. Red Cross was requested to assist the displaced with temporary housing. The fire remains under investigation by #SBCoFD Investigators.

San Bernardino County Fire responded with nine Engines, two Truck Companies, two Battalion Chiefs, a Safety Officer, a Fire Investigator & a Fire Prevention Officer. Colton Fire assisted with an Engine.