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2nd Alarm Pallet Yard Fire

Nov 27, 9:55 p.m. - Firefighters responded to a 2nd alarm commercial fire at a pallet yard located on the 13700 block of Santa Ana Ave. in Fontana. Initial reports stated there were explosions coming from within the pallet yard.  Upon arrival minutes later, firefighters found numerous stacks of pallets, some as high as 30 feet, encompassing about 4 acres, fully engulfed in fire. The business was surrounded on two sides by approximately 30 tractor trailers containing various type cargo. A tractor trailer was burning very close to a single story residence and was spreading towards an adjacent business. Read more

Bush to Lead North Desert Division

Nov 26 - San Bernardino County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig is honored to announce the promotion of Gary Bush from Battalion Chief to Division Chief, assigned to Division 2 (North Desert Division) effective November 29th. As Division Chief, Bush will take responsibility for fire and emergency medical response, and rescue operations in the North Desert region. Division 2 covers over 10,800 square miles, including its two contract cities of Hesperia and Adelanto and serves the communities of Wrightwood, Phelan, Pinon Hills, El Mirage, Lucerne Valley, Summit Valley, Windy Acres, and the Cajon Pass. Firefighters responded to over 21,000 emergency calls this past fiscal year in Division 2. Read more

Stay Warm & Safe

Fall weather sometimes brings the need for home heating, and a little extra help from a fireplace or a space heater. Unfortunately, accidents involving fireplaces and heating equipment are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Following are some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely. Read more

Muscoy Explosion Kills 1, Injures 2

Nov 19, 6:00 p.m. - Firefighters responded to numerous reports of an ‘explosion in the area’ of the 3000 block of Gray St. in Muscoy. Additional reports began filtering in that a house was damaged from an explosion and people were trapped. Upon arrival, bystanders flagged firefighters down and pointed them toward a home that was partially destroyed by the blast. The incident was upgraded and other resources were dispatched, including the department’s heavy rescue or USAR team. Read more

Employees Honored

Nov 19 - San Bernardino County Fire honored employee promotions and service pin recipients for their years of dedication in service, their courage shown in intense situations, and their integrity and eagerness in serving the citizens of San Bernardino County. Chief Mark Hartwig also welcomed new hires to the County Fire family at today’s badge pinning and service pin ceremony held in Fontana. Congratulations to all of the SBCoFD dedicated employees! Read more