Structure Fire in Joshua Tree Seen from Miles Away
July 2, 6:12 p.m. – San Bernardino County Fire units responded to a structure fire at the 62600 block of Sun Mesa Road in Joshua Tree.
Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy fire showing from the rear left corner of the approximately 900 square foot home. Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire that soon spread to the attic. Due to plywood and double layers of drywall that made up the ceiling of the home, firefighters had extra work to get to the attic fire.
10 Tons of Illegal Fireworks Confiscated
July 1- Investigators with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Office of the Fire Marshal successfully conducted a 2 weekend fireworks interdiction at the California State Agricultural Check Station along the I-15 corridor in San Bernardino County on June 20-22 and June 27-29, 2014.
Independence Day Fireworks Alert
June 23 - Possession of any type of fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks, is against the law in any unincorporated area of San Bernardino County. In the event a fire occurs due to the unsafe use of fireworks, the responsible persons are likely to face criminal charges and be held liable for damages.
City of Victorville & San Bernardino County Fire Awarded $550,000
June 20 - It is with great pleasure that the City of Victorville and the San Bernardino County Fire Department announce they have been awarded two Assistance to Firefighter grants totaling nearly $550,000 by the U.S. Fire Administration, a branch of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Residential Assessment Program is Back
June 11 - San Bernardino County Fire is proud to announce the return of its Residential Assessment Program (RAP). County Fire will commence the second year of this program which provides no-cost evaluations of defensible space on residents’ property. RAP promotes hazard reduction around homes that exist in our mountain, wildland, and watershed communities. This program is mutually beneficial in that it assists the homeowners while increasing the effectiveness of fire suppression efforts as well as firefighter safety.