Victorville Fire Department Dispatched to House Fire on Desert Palm Lane
VICTORVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT DISPATCHED TO HOUSE FIRE ON DESERT PALM LANE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2019
VICTORVILLE, Calif. – Victorville Fire Department Crews responded to a reported structure fire located at 13616 Desert Palm Lane in the City of Victorville on June 3 at 6:53 p.m. Crews arrived within four minutes and found all occupants out of the home and a fire on the second floor. Fire crews checked the attic and did not find any fire extension. The cause of this fire remains undetermined at this time.
The home’s occupants were alerted to the presence of smoke by operating smoke alarms. They immediately left the home and called 911. This situation is a reminder of the importance of having operational smoke detectors and a family exit plan.
The Victorville Fire Department was assisted by the American Red Cross, City of Victorville Code Enforcement and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The history of the Victorville Fire Department dates back to 1926 when the Victorville County Fire Protection District was established. In 1930, the Victorville Volunteer Fire Department was established. In 1976, approximately 14 years after Victorville was incorporated, control of the Victorville Fire Protection District was assumed by the City of Victorville. In March 2019, the City of Victorville re-established its Fire Department after contracting the fire services for 10 years. The Victorville Fire Department is staffed with 60 personnel, and the department is led by Fire Chief Greg Benson.
Located in Southern California at the high-point between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Victorville is the leading city for both industry and retail in the High Desert region. Victorville is a growing, vibrant community that is home to approximately 125,000 residents and some of the area’s largest employers. Clean air, abundant mountain vistas, family-friendly recreational activities, spectacular sunsets and breathtaking night skies entice locals and visitors alike to fall in love with this city that is within a few hours of SoCal beaches, National Parks, mountain retreats, other major attractions, and Ontario International Airport.
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