Two Adults Perish
in House Fire
July 30, 2022 at 11:11 P.M., San Bernardino County Fire Responders arrived
at a residential structure fire in the 1100 block of East Holly Vista Blvd.
in the city of San Bernardino. Additional information revealed that
the house was possibly occupied. Ambulances were immediately requested to
respond to the urgent fiery incident.
Firefighters arrived within six minutes of dispatch to find moderate smoke
showing from a single story, single family residence. After forcing entry
through the front door, firefighters entered the home to search
for potential victims. Under near zero visibility conditions with smoke
levels to the floor, personnel initiated a search, utilizing a systematic
method and a thermal imaging camera to help their efforts. Within minutes
they located two adult victims, rescued them from the home and transferred
care to awaiting crews outside. Firefighter/Paramedics immediately
initiated Advanced Life Support (ALS) care in the front yard of the home.
Simultaneously, firefighters continued to search for additional victims and
suppress the fire.
fire was knocked down within 15 minutes of arrival. Both adult patients were
transported to area hospitals in grave condition. Sadly, both succumbed to
their injuries. A completed search of the home also revealed multiple
deceased pets, dogs, cats and birds.
engines, two truck companies, two medic squads, and one chief officer totaling
35 personnel were assigned to the incident. American Medical Response
(AMR) provided three ambulances.
San Bernardino County Fire Investigators responded to complete a Cause
and Origin Investigation. Investigators have preliminarily determined the
cause to be accidental and unintentional in nature. The investigation is in its
preliminary stages and is currently ongoing.
working smoke detectors were found inside the home at the time of the fire.
Forty minutes prior to the fire, firefighters responded to a single report
of a smell of smoke at an intersection North of the house fire. SBC Firefighters
checked the dispatched location and surrounding area, finding no smoke or
fire. It is unclear if the smoke-call and the structure-fire are related.
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