HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) –– San Bernardino County Firefighters are battling a heavy fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon in Hesperia.
The fire was reported at 12:31 p.m. in the area of Walnut Street and Sante Fe Ave at the old Sheriff’s Department.
The Fire Department said in a Tweet that upon arrival they found fire through the roof of the abandoned, boarded up structure.
The fire crew encountered unsafe conditions, including a partial roof collapse to the front of the structure.
Firefighters upgraded the commercial structure fire to a second-alarm response, requiring additional resources.
Hesperia Sheriff’s Deputies shut down Walnut Street at C Avenue. Those driving on the Main Street bridge near C Avenue experienced heavy smoke in the area.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. To view photos and video posted by our Victor Valley News Group members, join our group. (link below.)