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Firefighters battle residential blaze without fire hydrants

San Bernardino Fire Department tip of the day:

If your home is equipped with a residential sprinkler system, have it inspected and serviced as recommended.

APPLE VALLEY • Despite having no access to fire hydrants, firefighters were able to contain a fire in a home in unincorporated Apple Valley early Friday morning.

Just before 3 a.m. Friday, San Bernardino County and Apple Valley firefighters responded to a residential fire at the 19000 block of Ryland Road near Deep Creek Road, according to a San Bernardino County Fire Department press release.

When the firefighters arrived on scene, fire and heavy smoke were coming from the 3100-square-foot residence, which was more than 60 percent consumed by flames, including the attic space.

Because there were no fire hydrants in the area, firefighters had to rely on water tenders to shuttle water to the scene.

Thanks to an aggressive attack, the firefighters kept the fire contained to the original residence, and the fire was under control within 55 minutes with no civilian or firefighter injuries, according to the release.

The home was equipped with a residential sprinkler system, but it is unknown if the system was active at the time of the fire. The San Bernardino County Fire Department Office of the Fire Marshal and the Arson and Bomb Unit are investigating the cause of the fire and the status of the sprinkler system.

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