2nd ALARM Apartment Fire


Friday February 24th at 7:44P.M., Fire Crews from San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a two-story apartment fire in the 1200 block of E. Lynwood Dr. in the City of San Bernardino. Crews arrived to find heavy flames and smoke coming from an apartment on the first floor, with flames extending into two additional apartments on the second floor. The incident commander quickly requested a second alarm response to assist with fire fighting efforts.

Fire Crews mounted an aggressive fire attack and were able to keep the fire from extending into additional apartments. All occupants evacuated their apartments prior to the arrival of fire units. It took crews 50 minutes to fully extinguish the fire. There were two minor injuries to civilians. Both were transported by ground ambulances to area hospitals for treatment. One Fire Fighter suffered a moderate shoulder injury while battling the flames. The Fire Fighter was also transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital.

A total of four apartments were damaged in the fire resulting in fifteen residents being displaced. The Red Cross was requested to respond to assist.

In total, 34 fire personnel responded to the blaze. There was a total of seven medic engines, two ladder trucks, a medic squad, two battalion chiefs, A safety officer, and a fire investigator that responded. It has been determined that the fire started on the first floor.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and the damage costs have yet to be determined; Dan Nelson San Bernardino County Fire Captain/Public Information Officer