‚ÄčTwin Peaks Vegetation Fire   

Sunday afternoon

 

 

At approximately 3:18 P.M. Sunday April 19th, 2015, the San Bernardino County Fire Communications Center received a report from a local hiker passing by giving a meeting location at Grandview Road and Ranger Drive, in Twin Peaks, CA.

The first arriving unit found a quarter acre by a dry pond moderate rate of spread with thick brush. Due to an aggressive attack agencies were able to anchor, flank and hold the fire at a half an acre.

Cal-Fire is the lead agency due to jurisdiction.     

The brush fire was contained within thirty minutes. San Bernardino County Fire Department responded with 3 engines and 1 Chief Officer.  The Forest Service responded with 2 engines, 1 Chief Officer and a fixed wing for an aerial reconnaissance.  Cal-Fire had 3 engines, 1 Chief Officer and hand crews.

The cause of the vegetation fire is under investigation through Cal-Fire.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department brings attention to residents and travelers, especially in the San Bernardino Mountains that Fire Season is rapidly approaching.  Doing simple yard cleanup can make homes more defendable. 

  Visit sbcfire.org for simple tips. Follow the twitter account at http://twitter.com//SBCOUNTYFIRE to see when a chipper crew will be in each community.