Lake Arrowhead Multi-level
Heavily Damaged By
15, 2020 ____ Tuesday morning at 11:34 A.M. San Bernardino County Fire Crews
were dispatched to a reported residential fire in the 27000 block of Alpen
Drive in Lake Arrowhead.
ME92, already in the area from
an additional fire call, arrived within (3) minutes of dispatch to find smoke
and fire showing from the front of a multi-story home. Fire Crews initiated
a transitional attack, limiting the fire’s spread and protecting the nearby
crews transitioned inside to extinguish the remainder of the fire and complete
a search, a #SBCoFD Firefighter fell through a compromised section of
floor to the basement area below. A second #SBCoFD Firefighter nearby
also partially fell through but was able to self-rescue.
both the firefighters quickly self-extricated and were treated by an awaiting
#SBCoFD ambulance. Quickly after the fall was reported, the incident
commander confirmed that all members were accounted for and ensured the area
was flagged off. Ultimately the fire was declared out in approximately 50
minutes. All searches of the home came up negative.
injured firefighters received minor injuries and were transported to a local
hospital for evaluation. Thankfully both injuries were minor in nature and both
have been released.
San Bernardino County Fire Investigator was requested to determine cause
and origin. No damage estimates were available at the time of the release, but
the home received heavy damage. One occupant of the home was displaced by the
San Bernardino County Fire responded with (4)
Engines, a Medic Ambulance, (2) Chief Officers, Training Officer and a Fire
Investigator. Running Springs FD, Cal-Fire & USFS also assisted due to the
fire’s threat to nearby vegetation.