VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) A Wednesday night fire engulfed the Community Building at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, and now investigators are trying to determine what caused it.
At around 9:40 p.m., nearly a dozen fire trucks and engines arrived at the fairgrounds, located at 14800 7th Street in Victorville, after receiving multiple reports of a structure fire.
The fire was upgraded to a second-alarm commercial structure fire as heavy flames and smoke tore through the building causing the roof to collapse, San Bernardino County Fire Captain Steve Tracy said.
Sheriff’s officials spoke with a man who stated him and a crew painted a stage earlier in the day in preparation for an upcoming MMA fight.
In response to a question about vapors causing fires, Capt. Tracy said It depends on the amount in the air and what the ignition source is. However, he did say it’s too early to speculate on what caused it.
“We have our investigators en route, and they’ll be investigating what the cause of this fire was,” Tracy said.
The Community Building, also known as the Choice Medical Group Building, is approximately 16,000 square feet and can accommodate 2,285 people standing.
At 10:33 p.m., firefighters declared a knockdown on the fire and said all personnel was accounted for no injuries were reported.