Lake Arrowhead, CA: Condominium complex fire.
According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, just before 2:00am PT on Sunday, June 5th, 2016, the San Bernardino County Fire Department received reports of a commercial structure fire in the 27000 block of Peninsula Drive in Lake Arrowhead, California.
Initial reports included one condo of a multi-unit condominium complex was fully involved.
Additional reports also included one additional condo was now involved with fire.
** Video from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. **
Medic Engine 94 arrived on scene 6 minutes after dispatch and reported a 2 story condominium complex with heavy fire showing from unit with exposures to the adjoining occupancies and the vegetation.
With the threat of the fire spreading to adjoining occupancies and the vegetation the responding battalion chief requested 5 additional engine companies and a chief officer.
Subsequent arriving engines supported the defensive fire attack by deploying multiple hoselines, which prevented lateral fire spread throughout the complex.
The fire was knocked down in 39 minutes with significant damage to two units of the condo complex.
Crews were successful in preventing spread to nearby vegetation. One firefighter suffered a minor knee injury and is currently being evaluated at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
There were no injuries to civilians and the cause is currently under investigation by the office of the fire marshal.
San Bernardino County Fire Department responded with 5 paramedic engine companies, 2 paramedic ambulances, 2 chief officers, a fire investigator, and a incident support for a total of 21 personnel.
San Bernardino County Fire Department was assisted by numerous cooperating agencies, including Cal Fire, Running Springs Fire Department, San Bernardino City Fire Department, Redlands Fire Department, San Manuel Fire Department, Loma Linda Fire Department, and Colton Fire Department.
** Picture above from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. **