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Early Morning Apartment Fire Displaces Families

Dec 2, 2:15 a.m. - San Bernardino County Fire received several reports of a 2-story apartment complex on fire at the Park View Apartments, located on the 16300 block of Pebble Beach Drive in the City of Victorville. Further reports stated there were several people trapped inside. Read more

Holiday Decoration Safety Alert

Dec 1 - With the holiday season upon us, the San Bernardino County Fire Department would like to remind you of the following holiday decorating and natural Christmas tree safety tips.
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Arson Fire Hits Strip Mall

Nov 29, 12:20 p.m. - This afternoon, the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to numerous reports of a strip mall fire in the 15500 block of 7th Street in Victorville. The first engine arrived to find heavy smoke and fire erupting from several businesses in the middle of the strip mall.
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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