BARSTOW — A blaze tore through a vacant home on Saturday evening, authorities said.

The fire occurred in the 220 block of E. Fredricks Street on Saturday evening and took firefighters three hours to extinguish. Despite firefighters’ best efforts, the home was deemed “a complete loss” from the blaze, according to Barstow Fire Protection District Interim Chief Jamie Williams.

Firefighters first responded after receiving reports of a vacant home fully engulfed in flames at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. BFPD firefighters, together with personnel from the Marine Corps Logistic Base, San Bernardino County Fire Department, and Newberry Springs Fire Department, worked on containing the flames, which took firefighters 45 minutes to control, Williams said.

The blaze was doused within three hours, but the home was completely destroyed by the flames.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation by the BFPD.

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