Two Adjacent Apartment Buildings Catch Fire – San Bernardino

First-Hand Account 

arden5.JPG  arden4.JPG  arden3.JPG  arden1.JPG  arden11708.JPG  arden11708a.JPG  There was an impressive amount of flames reaching for the sky as we turned the corner.  Two 4-plex apartment buildings were heavily involved in fire.  We were the third unit on scene.  We went to work protecting the exposures since these were so well involved by the time we arrived.  The typical SoCal high winds were doing what they do.  We had everything well under control in just over 30 minutes.  What a way to start the day.             

Here’s more from the official press release….

On January 17, the San Bernardino City Fire Department received multiple calls for two apartment buildings on fire in the 2000 block of N. Arden Ave. around 5:15am.  First arriving units reported heavy fire and smoke coming from two, two story-abandoned apartment
buildings comprised of eight units total.  The fire was being fanned by 15 to 20 miles an hour wind causing embers to spread south to other structures.  Firefighters quickly deployed Master Streams on the fire delivering 1,500 to 2,000 gallons of water per minute eliminating the threat of further fire spread. 

The fire was knocked down and under control within 42 minutes of the first arriving unit with no other damage to adjacent structures.  The two apartment buildings were abandoned and unoccupied and scheduled for demolition today.  The cause of the fire is undetermined and currently under investigation.       PIO Steve Tracy

Photos Story submitted by Bryan James and John Miller

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