VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) Multiple fire stations responded to fight a two-alarm commercial building fire in Victorville Monday evening.
At about 8:00 p.m. dispatch received reports of a fire at an auto & glass part store in the 15600 block of Village Drive in Victorville.
“Initially, we dispatched a first-alarm commercial response. With that, it brought 2 trucks, 3 engine companies a Batallion Chief, as wells as a squad,” stated Captain Jeremy Kern with the San Bernardino County Fire Department.
Kern said fire stations from surrounding cities including Hesperia and Apple Valley also responded to provide additional assistance.
Upon arrival, Firefighters found an abandoned commercial building with heavy smoke and flames showing through the roof, adjacent to Martinez New & Used Auto Glass.
“Truck crews immediately went to roof to open up holes to assist with any search & rescue of potential victims within the structure. As well as assist the interior crews with fire attack,” said Kern.
“Our fire crews were initially encountering very heavy smoke conditions with zero visibility and high heat,” stated Kern.
Due to the amount of smoke and fire, the incident commander made the decision to remove firefighters from the roof and the inside of the structure. “We transitioned to an offensive operation,” stated Kern.
It took firefighters approximately 1 hour to knock down the fire.
No injuries were reported by civilians or firefighters. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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