Fire

A two-alarm vegetation fire burned about 15 acres in the Little Mountain area of San Bernardino on Sept. 4.  (Contributed photo by San Bernardino County Fire Department)

A two-alarm vegetation fire burned about 15 acres in the Little Mountain area of San Bernardino on Sept. 4, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

No reports of injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported, said Battalion Chief Mike McClintock.

At 7:17 p.m., San Bernardino County Fire crews were dispatched to the area of 36th and G Streets. Due to the dry grass, slope and low humidity, the fire quickly spread up nearby Little Mountain.

With the fire rapidly extending upward toward homes, a second alarm was quickly struck to bring more resources to battle the fire and to provide for structure defense for nearby homes on Ridgeline Drive. The forward rate of spread was stopped in about 35 minutes.

Due to the quick actions by initial crews and residents providing a defensible space, no homes were damaged or destroyed by the quick moving fire. Damage was limited to rear fences, trees and ornamental vegetation.

Crews continued to work on mop-up and permitter control throughout the evening. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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