On July 30, 2020 firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to vehicles and a structure on fire on National Trail Highway in Ludlow, California. Crews from Southern California Edison also responded to the incident as power lines were also down. In addition to the building the fire had also extended to an adjacent pile of old tires. Crews working on the fire were hampered by the lack of water supply but were able to extinguish the blaze utilizing water tenders and a water shuttle operation. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
The burned building was formerly a Mobil service station in Ludlow that was run by the previous owners, Cameron and Laurel Friend. It had originally been located about 1/8 mile east, but was moved to its present location adjacent to the Ludlow Cafe.