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January 29, 2018

Ontario Fire Department Responds to Pallet Fire Next to Business

The Ontario Fire Department responded to a pallet fire next to a business at 2313 S. Baker Avenue.  At 1:23 PM, the Ontario Fire Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting pallets on fire to the rear of the structure.  At 1:28 PM, the first arriving Engine Company found a large column of smoke and fire coming from a storage area behind the building, with flames beginning to impinge on the building.  Fire attack was immediately initiated.  Primary and secondary searches for victims were completed, and no victims were located.  The fire was confined to the property of origin, and brought under control within 20 minutes.  Two occupancies on the property suffered minor smoke damage. 

The Ontario Fire Department responded with four Paramedic Engine Companies, two Truck Companies, and two Battalion Chiefs, and a Fire Investigator for a total of 27 fire personnel.  The Ontario Police Department responded with several units for traffic control.  American Medical Response assisted with one paramedic ambulance.  Southern California Edison and Gas Company personnel responded to assist with utility control.  There were no injuries to responders.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  Property and content loss has not been estimated.

For more information, please contact Scot Roeber, Fire Battalion Chief/Public Information Officer: (909) 395-2536 (office).

About the City of Ontario
The City of Ontario is Building A Better Tomorrow with urban lifestyle districts that create sustainable places to live, work and play. Located just 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the City of Ontario is ideally situated as Southern California’s gateway. With three major interstates, two railroads and the Ontario International Airport, Ontario offers direct access from Los Angeles to the rest of California, and to North America. With approximately 170,000 residents and residential development on the rise, Ontario looks to double its population in the next 20 years, making it one of the 100 most populated Cities in the nation. Complementing its business and residential core, Ontario dazzles with its amenities such as the Ontario Convention Center, Citizens Business Bank Arena, and the Ontario Mills Mall. To learn more about the City of Ontario, visit or call (909) 395-2000.

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City of Ontario Press Contact: Scot Roeber, Fire Battalion Chief/Public Information Officer
Phone Number: (909) 395-2536

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