Residents Extinguish Brush Fire at Mobile-Home Park
Residents of a mobile-home park in San Bernardino used water hoses Thursday to attack a brush fire that damaged one structure and threatened at least 10 other residences.
The four-alarm fire was reported about 12:20 p.m. in the 2200 block of West Mill Street in San Bernardino, according to fire officials.
By the time firefighters arrived, several trees were on fire and the roof of one mobile home was damaged.
Neighbors used water hoses to help save the residence, which was empty at the time, witnesses said.
“This is our park and we just wanted to make sure everybody’s fine here, make sure nothing else happens, nobody’s injured,” said one resident.
“It was just like instinct,” he said.
“The park: we’re like technically one, so we all just hopped on it and just started doing everything we could.”
The heat was so intense, the Good Samaritan almost burned his eyebrows, he said.
At the peak of the fire, between 10 and 20 mobile homes were threatened, according to the San Bernardino City Fire Department.
The fire was one of multiple blazes reported around the Southland amid dry and windy weather conditions Thursday.
The Springs Fire, which prompted evacuations in the Camarillo area, had grown to more than 6,500 acres by early Thursday afternoon.