On Saturday, Nov. 14, the San Bernardino County Fire Department received a call at 1:35 p.m. reporting a single-story fire in progress at 3371 Highland Ave. The one-alarm fire brought four engines, a ladder truck and other fire vehicles; as well as an engine from the nearby San Manuel Fire Department.
No humans were inside the home at the time of the fire, but the owner’s pet dog “Lola,” a black Labrador, was inside hiding until a firefighter safely retrieved her. The presumed owner, Aveent “Fiji" Parsad, was away on a fishing trip, according to a friend. Most of the damage appeared to be in the rear of the home; and the cause of the fire was still being investigated.
Service personnel from Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company arrived to ensure the utilities were safely disconnected until the home can be restored.
In little more than an hour, at 2:48 p.m., the fire was safely out and the firefighters were wrapping up hoses and cleaning their equipment. An arson investigator was on site to study the cause of the fire, though fire department authorities would not speculate the fire’s cause.