A late night fire consumed a Cajon Street home, killing a father and his two sons.

Just before 1 a.m. on Monday, June 1, the San Bernardino County Fire Department received a 911 call, stating that a house on the 16200 block of Cajon Street was on fire.

Resident Guadalupe Pineda awoke to the smell of smoke, and found her home engulfed in flames. She cut her hands and arms as she broke out bedroom windows in an attempt to rescue her children, rescuing her 10-year-old daughter, Stephanie.

Firefighters arrived and discovered there will still people trapped inside the burning house. Firefighters pulled Pineda's husband Gabriel, and his two sons, 9-year-old Gabriel Jr. and 4-year-old Christian from the building.

Gabriel and his oldest son died at the scene and Christian died at Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville, after rescue helicopters were unable to get them to burn centers due to heavy fog in the Cajon Pass.

Guadalupe and Stephanie were taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center's Colton burn unit. Stephanie is listed in critical condition, and is suffering from burns and smoke inhalation. Guadalupe is expected to recover from her injuries.

Investigators have determined the fire began inside an enclosed patio at the back of the home. The exact cause is still under investigation, but investigators do not believe the fire was caused by arson or due to suspicious circumstances.

The Pineda's home has been completely destroyed, suffering an estimated $175,000 in damages.

Investigators did not find any smoke detectors in the house. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 82 percent of fire deaths occur in the home, and having a working smoke alarm reduces the chances of dying in a fire by almost half.

Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.