RIALTO: 2-Alarm Fire

At 11:37 Rialto Firefighters were dispatched to E Merrill Ave to reports of a Residential Structure Fire the first arriving unit reported heavy smoke coming from the resident. Firefighters began a 360 of the resident and reported the fire was spreading to the adjacent houses. Crews began working in Fire Attack Mode to try and save the houses adjacent to the fire. Many houses were evacuated and Rialto police officers could be seen comforting a child that lived in the nearby house that was scared. Rialto Battalion chief requested additional units along with the residential structure fire to be balanced to a 2 Alarm Structure Fire. Neighbors reported smelling chemicals and loud bangs coming from the house. San Bernardino County Firefighters along with Colton Firefighters are on the scene helping contain the fire. The cause of the fire is still unknown and being investigated. Shot by: Robert