WRIGHTWOOD – An approximate 7-acre fire in Wrightwood is being fought water dropping helicopters Saturday afternoon.
The fire was reported in the area of Zermatt and Pacific Crest Drives at around noon on Saturday and is moving at a slow rate of spread. Nearby residents were evacuated due to a threat to nearby structures. Evacuations are mandatory for those on Pacific Crest Drive between Lone Pine Ave and Easter Drive.
Firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the National Forest Service and Calfire are working to contain the fire. Cindy Bachman said in a Twitter Tweet that Highway 2 is closed at Wright Mountain Road and no entry is allowed at this time.
Wrightwood Fire – Hwy. 2 is closed at Wright Mountain Rd. No entry allowed at this time.
— Cindy Bachman (@SBCSDcbachman) June 17, 2017
“This fire is on the ridge above East Canyon, closer to upper lone pine,” said Wrightwood resident Ange Meeks. “Evacuations have been issued. Lots of aircraft on scene.” There is no other information available at this time, information will be updated as it is received.
UPDATE (6-17-17 3:45 p.m.) 7-9 acres have burned, with the forward rate of progression stopped. The mandatory evacuations are on Pacific Crest Road between Zermatt Drive and Lone Pine Canyon Road 30-35 homes have been impacted. An evacuation center is set up at Serrano High School, located at 9292 Sheep Creek Road in Phelan. Livestock can go to the Devore Animal Shelter, located at 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino.
UPDATE (6-17-17 6:00 p.m.) All mandatory evacuations have been lifted. Evacuation centers will close at 6:00 p.m.
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