Crews Battle 2-Alarm

Vegetation Fire


At Little Mountain


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Photos courtesy of San Bernardino County Fire


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 San Bernardino County Fire crews, at 7:17 P.M. were dispatched to a reported vegetation fire in the area of 36th and G Street in the City of San Bernardino.


Battalion #148 arrived on scene within 6 minutes to find approximately 4 acres of light, flashy fuels on fire at the base of Little Mountain. Due to the dry grass, slope & low humidity the fire quickly spread up nearby Little Mountain. With the fire rapidly extending upwards towards homes, a 2nd  Alarm was quickly struck to bring more resources to battle the fire as well as, provide for structure defense for nearby homes on Ridgeline Drive. 


Crews provided structure defense, keeping the fire away from adjacent homes on Ridgeline Drive and also engaged the fire from the bottom to work on perimeter control. The forward rate of spread was stopped in approximately 35 minutes, with a total acreage of approximately 15 acres. Due to the quick actions by initial crews and residents providing a defensible space, no homes were damaged or destroyed by the quick moving fire. Damage was limited to rear fences, trees and ornamental vegetation. Crews continued to work on mop-up and perimeter control throughout Wednesday evening.

#SBCOFD Office of the Fire Marshall Fire Investigators responded and are investigating the cause/origin of the fire. No reports of injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported. 


San Bernardino County Fire responded with (10) Medic Engines, (1) Brush Engine, (1) Dozer, (1) Type 2 Initial Attack Hand Crew, (1) Water tender, (2) Fire Investigators and (3) Battalion Chiefs. San Manuel Fire assisted with (1) Brush Engine, Colton with (1) Brush Engine & Rialto FD with (1) Medic Engine.

Thanks to our co-operator agencies for their response and assistance. While San Bernardino area #SBCoFD crews were engaged in the firefight, other #SBCoFD crews were moved in to vacant stations to ensure there was consistent Fire and EMS coverage for the City of San Bernardino. 


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