Hesperia, CA, April 10, 2012, noon – On April 9, at about 2:00am, San Bernardino County Firefighters responded to a residential fire in Hesperia and found a single story home fully engulfed in flames with the roof collapsing. A male resident and his mother were able to get out, they were in the front yard and had been injured. At that time, firefighters were unable to enter the home because the fire was too intense. After the fire was put out they found the body of the resident’s wife inside deceased. At this time it is unknown if there were any working smoke detectors inside the home. The peak time for home fire fatalities is between 11pm and 7am, when most families are sleeping. The San Bernardino County Fire Department reminds you to have working smoke alarms in your home and change the batteries at least once a year. You should also practice an escape plan frequently. For more information on planning your escape, visit www.sbcfire.org.
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