Structure fire in abandoned home March 25
Firefighters extinguish blaze in abandoned home


March 26, 2019 – Firefighters responding to reports of a vegetation fire behind a home in the 1100 block of Webster Street Monday arrived to find an abandoned home on fire.

The fire was reported shortly after 11 a.m. Monday, March 25. Firefighters from Redlands and San Bernardino County Fire contained the blaze to the kitchen area of the vacant, single-story home and brought the fire under control within 15 minutes. Firefighters remained on scene from more than an hour.

The damage is estimated at $10,000 to the building and approximately $200 in contents. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Redlands Fire Department asks the public to report all suspicious activity in or near vacant or abandoned homes to the Redlands Police Department.