Evacuations lifted for 100-acre Little Mountain area fire in San Bernardino

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 07:25PM
A wind-driven fire that erupted in the Little Mountain area of San Bernardino triggered evacuations and calls for ambulances after three people were injured.


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - The wind-driven fire that erupted in the Little Mountain area of San Bernardino exploded to 100 acres with zero percent containment Tuesday afternoon, according to San Bernardino County fire officials.

The blaze triggered evacuations and calls for ambulances after three people were injured, officials said.

The fire was located near University Parkway and W. Varsity Avenue. Fire officials said the blaze spread rapidly and threatened structures.

The northbound 215 Freeway at Little Mountain Drive from 33rd Street to Kendall Drive was closed and evacuations were ordered for a neighborhood north of Shandin Hills Golf Course.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for Bond Street in San Bernardino and for homes east of Little Mountain Drive and north of Edgehill Road.

By 6:30 p.m., authorities said all evacuation orders were lifted, but the area remain closed to traffic.

The fire was being fueled by 30-35 mph Santa Ana winds.

The three injured people were burned, officials said. There was no immediate word on their condition, but they are expected to survive.
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