A person died in a mobile home fire in Fontana on Jan. 25, and a firefighter was injured while battling the blaze, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department.
At 8:17 a.m., crews were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the 17200 block of Valley Boulevard. Multiple 911 callers stated a mobile home was on fire with someone still inside the burning home. Due to the reports of victims trapped, an ambulance was started.
ME77 arrived within three minutes of dispatch to find heavy smoke and fire showing from multiple sides of the mobile home. Crews immediately initiated both a rescue operation and fire attack. Crews entered the burning mobile home via doors and windows, attempting to rapidly find the trapped victim.
While crews were inside looking for a potential victim, the fire rapidly increased in intensity.