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Friday, June 15, 2012

Little Fire Remains Under Investigation

The Little fire which burned 88 acres of land and briefly threatened some homes in Summit Valley south of the city of Hesperia yesterday remains under investigation by CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit Fire Investigators. The fire was reported shortly before 8:40 am Thursday, June 14, 2012. The first arriving fire engines found not one but three small fires which eventually burned together. The fire was located south of Summit Valley Road east of State Highway 173.

The fire burned on State Responsibility Area and CAL FIRE was assisted with resources from the San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino County Fire and numerous local fire departments. Over 100 firefighters and fire crew members with the support of helicopters and CAL FIRE air tankers had stopped the forward spread of the fire before noon. The fire was reported 100% contained at 6:00 pm last night.

Today, the CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit has two fire engines and two fire crews on scene to take care of any hot spots that might develop.

Two homes were immediately threatened during yesterday’s fire. However, both properties had good defensible space which enabled firefighters to adequately defend the homes. No damage to structures and no injuries were reported.

Last month, firefighters and crews from the CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit and other departments spent most of the month participating in preparedness exercises designed to get ready for exactly what they faced yesterday. Extended hose lays, cutting containment line and working with close support from the helicopters, air tankers and bulldozers. The abilities polished in a month of training resulted in a fast, safe and efficient knock down of the fire.