Highland: Go Fund Me Page Set Up for Local Hero who Died Saving Three Children & Adult from Fire Saturday Morning

Albert Madrid, died early Saturday morning after rushing into a burning mobile home in Highland to help rescue two little girls, a teen and another family member. The 25 year-old was overcome by the flames and died in the 12:15 am fire. The mobile home park was located in the 7200 block of Sterling Avenue.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they found the mobile home engulfed in flames, said Cal Fire. Four residents of the home had already been evacuated and suffered from “mild to moderate” injuries.

“He saved the little girls, the 4 year old, the 7 year-old, the teenager and the grandpa,” said Albert Madrid’s mother, Irene Sainteclaire. “He got them out. They were all asleep. He was a hero…that family came up to me and hugged me and told me, ‘We want to thank you, because your son saved the little kids and my dad.'”

A GO Fund Me fund has been established online to aid Madrid’s family .


“He was only 25 years old but he was the bravest man I have ever known,” wrote Madrid’s father, Robert Madrid, in a eulogy on a memorial website. “He is my hero, my son, a brother, and a grandchild.”

The cause of the fire remained under investigation by both Cal Fire and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Arson & Bomb Detail, Cal Fire officials said.