WRIGHTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A brush fire burning near Wrightwood forced hundreds to evacuate Saturday morning.
The Pine Fire was first reported around 9:40 p.m. Friday along Highway 2 and had burned around 200 acres near Flume Canyon by 9 a.m.
Fire officials say approximately 400 people have been evacuated from Apple Tree, Lion, Verdugo and Peavin camp grounds, including a group of Girl Scouts and a group of children with special needs.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Palmdale Station established an evacuation center at Serrano High School in Phelan, located at 9292 Sheep Creek Road.
“My wife and I and a couple others, we live at the camp. We’re permanent residents up there,” concerned camp operator Alan Fiegenbaun told CBS2/KCAL9’s Joy Benedict from the evacuation center. “I mean, we’re safe, but our house is up there and we can’t get up there.”
Multiple agencies were assisting in the firefight.
A number of evacuees were allowed to retrieve their belongings at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Officials say they are concerned about strong winds from Tropical Storm Dolores and are trying to stop the flames from moving toward the residential Phelan area.