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Three fires in High Desert in one night

SAN BERNARDINO • In just one night, San Bernardino County Fire Department crews battled three fires throughout the High Desert, with one in Adelanto and two in Victorville, officials said.

At 9:55 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 fire personnel responded to a residential fire on the 1300 block of Princeton Drive in Adelanto. Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the chimney area near the rear of the home and extinguished the fire in about 15 minutes, according to fire officials.

The fire caused damage to the area surrounding the chimney as well as the attic space. Damage is estimated at $15,000, and the firefighters saved $100,000 worth of property.

At 11:59 p.m., County Fire crews next responded to a vehicle fire on Stoddard Well Road near Dante Street in Victorville. Firefighters found a semi-tractor fully engulfed in fire with an empty cargo trailer attached parked in the middle of the road with no driver.

After putting out the fire, which destroyed the vehicle, investigators discovered the semi-tractor had been stolen from a warehouse in the San Bernardino area, officials said.

At 6:26 a.m. on Thursday, 21 county firefighters found smoke coming from the attic spaces above seven occupied units at the New Corral Motel on Seventh Street in Victorville.

Firefighters evacuated all guests from affected rooms and isolated the fire to two inside walls spaces, preventing the flames from extending into additional units. The guests in those units were relocated to other units, and damage was estimated at $12,000, according to officials.

All three fires are still under investigation, and the causes are unknown.

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