CRESTLINE (CBS) — Roughly 400 firefighters are enduring high winds and rough terrain as they continue battling a five-acre brush fire in San Bernardino County.
The fire, which is burning near Highway 18 below Crestline, was started by a single-car crash at 11:30 p.m. Thursday.READ MORE: Judge Suddenly Recuses Himself In Sordid Orange County Sexual Assault Case
The blaze forced officials to close Highway 18 from State Route 138 to 40th Street in San Bernardino.READ MORE: Riverside County Sheriff's Department Releases Body-Cam Footage Of Fatal Shooting
Firefighters are concerned the fire could grow to 1,000 acres due to high winds and dry vegetation.
“It’s unusual for January, usually we have a lot of moisture on the ground,” one firefighter told CBS2’s Kirk Hawkins.MORE NEWS: TikTok Star Anthony Barajas Dies After Corona Movie Theater Shooting
The fire is not burning near any homes, but one firefighter suffered an ankle injury due to the steep terrain.