City Services Available to Residents Affected By Home Explosion
CITY SERVICES AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY HOME EXPLOSION ON ADALANE COURT IN VICTORVILLE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30 2022
Victorville, Calif. – Residents in the neighborhood of Adalane Court in Victorville are encouraged to contact the City of Victorville if they need assistance with clean up following the home explosion that occurred June 29.
The City of Victorville has placed large bins on Adalane Court that are available for residents to discard debris of any kind free of charge. Any resident in need of assistance with debris removal from their property can call the City of Victorville at (760) 955-5104 to schedule assistance from the City’s sanitation crew.
Affected residents who are concerned about the structural integrity of their homes are also welcome to call (760) 955-5104 to request a visual safety inspection conducted by the City’s Building Department. The visual inspection will identify and document signs of structural damage that can be seen on the exterior of the home for safety purposes. The inspector’s report will be made available to residents who may need to share the report with their homeowner’s insurance.
Around 3 a.m. the morning of June 29, the Victorville Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire and explosion at a home in the 14000 block of Adalane Court in the City of Victorville.
Tragically, the occupant of the home, a 25-year old woman was injured. She was airlifted to a trauma center down the hill.
Two adjacent homes were damaged in the blast and have been red tagged, meaning they are uninhabitable at this time. The American Red Cross was on scene to offer assistance to the four individuals who were displaced from these neighboring homes.
Fire crews were on scene for approximately seven hours with fire suppression taking roughly three hours. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
“Just like so many in our community, we are filled with shock by this tragic incident and we extend our thoughts and prayers to our resident who was seriously injured and her loved ones as well as the neighbors who have been negatively impacted,” said City spokesperson Sue Jones.
The Victorville Fire Department was joined by San Bernardino County Fire, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the Bomb and Arson Squad, and City Code Compliance, Building, and Animal Care & Control.
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