HELENDALE, Calif. (VVNG.com) Several Good Samaritans helped evacuate residents of a nursing home after it caught fire Wednesday night.
At around 8:15 p.m., firefighters with San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the Loving Care Ranch, located on the 25400 block of National Trails Highway in Helendale.
Danielle Boyd told Victor Valley News she was driving to Silver Lakes and slammed on her brakes when she saw flames shooting through the roof of the facility.
“I knew it was a home for seniors, so I immediately jumped out of my car and ran inside, several neighbors also ran inside and started helping me get everyone out, it was a community effort,” Boyd said.
“All the elderly people have oxygen masks on their faces now, but I’m just glad to see they’re all safe,” Boyd stated.
A total of 10 residents were removed from the home and were all treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
The Red Cross will respond to assist the ten residents who all have Alzheimer’s after being displaced as a result of the fire.
A fire investigator was dispatched to the location to determine the exact cause of the fire, which was almost entirely knocked-down just after 9 p.m.
National Trails Highway was temporarily closed in both directions as firefighters battled the blaze.
Information will be updated as more details are released.