Abandoned building structure fire March 27

Firefighters extinguish fire in building behind abandoned home
Posted on 03/27/2019

March 27, 2019 - Redlands Firefighters responded to a structure fire in a building behind a home in the 900 block of Clay Street Tuesday night. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters arrived shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, to find heavy fire in a large out building behind the vacant and abandoned home. The building was destroyed but crews were able to control the fire before it could spread to the adjoining home or other nearby structures. A travel trailer parked next to the building did receive damage from radiant heat.

It took crews approximately 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Firefighters were on scene for another two hours.

Damage to the property was estimated at approximately $10,000.

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.