Care facility near Victorville catches fire, residents safely evacuated
By Gail Wesson
Residents of a small board and care facility for Alzheimer’s patients were safely evacuated Wednesday, July 19, when the facility caught fire just after 8 p.m. in Oro Grande, according to a San Bernardino County Fire news release.
Arriving firefighters found the single-story building in the 25400 block of National Trails Highway ablaze with heavy fire showing from the front of the building.
The fire was brought under control in 45 minutes. The unincorporated community is north of the high desert city of Victorville.
Damage to the structure is estimated at $100,000. The county’s fire marshal will investigate the cause of the blaze.
There were no injuries to residents or firefighters. Five patients reside in the building, and they will be relocated to a second permitted board and care building on the property with assistance of the American Red Cross.