Firefighters Gain Control Of 275-Acre Brush Fire

APPLE VALLEY (CBS/AP) — A 275-acre brush fire that threatened Apple Valley is no longer spreading.

Bill Peters of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the blaze isn’t officially contained but there’s no flame showing and about 150 firefighters are busy mopping up hot spots.

The fire was first reported just before 9 a.m. just south of Apple Valley.  Officials said winds, registering 10 to 15 miles per hour, fueled the fire at a moderate rate of spread.

No evacuation orders were issued. About 150 firefighters were on the scene along with water-dropping aircraft. Officials said an outbuilding and an abandoned RV burned.

There’s no word yet on what caused the blaze.

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  • threatebed

    The fire was first reported just before 9 a.m. just south of Apple Valley
    As of 11 a.m. Monday, the fire was measured at 250 acres, according to Cal Fire San Bernardino
    NEWSFLASH: Today is WEDNESDAY!! Is your ?breaking news” story two days out of date or is the writer just clueless as to what day this is?
    If you are going to tell the residents here they are threatened by a fire, please give us more of a clue then “just south” and get your days straight.

  • Big Country

    Would Apple
    Valley Fire and Cal Fire care to offer a thank you to all the people that live
    near this fire; who, without hesitation jumped in to assist with no concern of
    their personal costs or hardships?

    I bet an apology
    from Cal Fire would go over well for the rude demeanor of the Captain of 3578, who,
    showing up last on scene, promptly snapped at one such citizen; who simply was
    pointing out that the house that he had just helped save, was in further danger
    from fire that was flanking their position.

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