LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. — San Bernardino County Firefighters responded to a fire in Lucerne Valley involving a vacant mobile home Tuesday evening.
At 6:22 pm County Fire crews were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 62900 block of Rabbit Springs Road in Lucerne Valley.
Firefighters arrived in 4 minutes to find a vacant mobile home well involved with exposures to nearby vegetation, trailers & power lines down as a result of the fire, officials said.
According to a news release, “crews initiated a defensive fire attack, fighting the fire from the exterior, knocking down the fire in approximately 20 minutes.”
The Fire is under investigation by San Bernardino County Fire Investigators. No damage estimates were available at the time of the release, however the vacant trailer received major damage.
County Fire responded with (3) Medic Engines, (1) Medic Truck, (1) Water Tender, (1) Battalion Chief & (1) Fire Investigator. Apple Valley Fire Department assisted with (1) Medic Engine.
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