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Brush Fire in Victorville Threatened Several Homes

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( A brush fire that threatened several homes was quickly extinguished by San Bernardino County Firefighters Monday afternoon.

At approximately 2:42 p.m. San Bernardino County Fire responded to the 14800 block of La Brisa Road reference a brush fire in an alley.

When firefighters arrived they located approximately a half-acre of dry brush on fire in an empty lot surrounded by homes.

According to Public Information Officer Eric Sherwin, the field contained “light fuels” with a rapid rate of spread. “Several homes in the area were threatened,” stated Sherwin.

Jennah Bayb who also lives on the street jumped her neighbor’s fence to rescue their pets. “They weren’t home and I saw the fire getting closer to their backyard so I decided to rescue their pets,” stated Jennah. “I grabbed their two dogs and a couple of bunnies to keep them safe.”

Another neighbor grabbed a water hose and started helping to extinguish the fire.

By 2:59 p.m. the forward rate of spread of the fire was stopped. It took firefighters an additional 45 minutes to mop up the area.

No injuries or evacuations were reported as a result of the fire.

A total of four engines and a Battalion Chief responded to the incident.

A San Bernardino County Fire Investigator remained at the scene to determine the cause of the fire.

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