Two Alarm Fire Damages Several Units 


January 18, 2022___ 

Monday afternoon San Bernardino County Fire Crews were dispatched to a reported commercial structure fire in the 1500 block of West 8th Street in Upland. Multiple calls stated the fire was located at an apartment complex at the corner of Benson and 8th Street.        

SBC Firefighters arrived on-scene to find multiple apartment units engulfed by fire, on both the first and second floors, of an eight-unit apartment building. Arriving crews simultaneously initiated a fire attack to immediately evacuate the residents. Due to the amount of fire, a second alarm was immediately struck, bringing additional apparatus and personnel to the scene. The fire quickly spread throughout multiple units and the attic space of the building. Firefighters worked to limit the fire-spread through the units and attic, all while checking for any potential victims. Thankfully, all searches came up negative.        

The fire was brought under control within 45 minutes. Firefighters were successful in keeping the fire from spreading to additional adjacent buildings. In total, four apartment units received smoke and fire damage but were saved from major fire damage.

In total residents were displaced by Monday’s fire. The Red Cross responded to the scene to assist those impacted by the fire. San Bernardino County Fire Investigators responded to the scene to complete a cause and origin investigation. The fire remains under investigation. 

San Bernardino County Fire responded with five Engines, three trucks, three Chief Officers, an Air/Light Unit and a Fire Investigator. Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and Chino Valley Fire Crews, also all provided mutual aid. 

Photos and written by San Bernardino County Fire Battalion Chief/PIO Michael McClintock.