Woman rescued from burning home

In the morning hours of November 18, firefighters arrived to find downed power lines, thick black smoke and thirty-foot high flames at the front of a single-story two thousand square foot home. The fire was an immediate threat toward two neighboring homes and quickly spread throughout the attic, causing a large section of the roof to collapse. This forced firefighters into defensive operations and necessitated the control of the fire from outside. Firefighters were unable to make an immediate entry for a search inside. Within ten minutes, however, the fire was contained before it could reach the two adjacent homes.
After assessing the homes stability and making sure the downed electrical lines were de-energized, firefighters made entry into the interior of the structure to finish extinguishing the fire and to conduct a thorough search inside the home. After entering the extensively damaged home, firefighters found and rescued a thirty-one year old woman inside. The victim was quickly rescued from the house, treated by paramedics, and then transported to a local hospital.
San Bernardino Arson Investigators have deemed the fire “Suspicious” and the fire is currently under investigation.

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