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Fire Damages Hesperia Home, Garage and Vehicles

HESPERIA: At approximately 12:34 p.m., on January 28, San Bernardino County Fire received multiple reports of a fire in the 7100 block of Seventh Ave. in the City of Hesperia, with reports of a garage and home on fire. A first alarm assignment was dispatched to include 4 engine companies, a truck company, two medic ambulances and a battalion chief.

The first unit on scene found an approximate 30’ X 20’ detached garage engulfed in heavy smoke and fire. Firefighters aggressively began to fight the garage fire and slow down the fire progression to the home.

Firefighting efforts were hindered by exploding ammunition coming from inside the garage.

Fire resources on scene were able to confine the fire mainly to the detached garage although the home suffered some damage to an exterior porch and wall. A vehicle near the garage along with an enclosed trailer, were destroyed by the fire.

An estimated $90,000 in damage occurred to the garage and its’ contents, with an additional $30,000 in damage to the home and $10,000 to the vehicle and trailer.

No injuries were reported to either firefighters or the public.

San Bernardino County Fire investigators were on scene at the time of this release and the fire is still under investigation.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department would like to remind the public to always yield the right of way to approaching emergency equipment that has its’ emergency lights on. We ask that you follow the rules set forth by the DMV and pull safely to the right and stop. This will allow the emergency vehicle to pass safely and get to its destination expediently.

Source//Photo Credit: SBCoFd

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