PINYON PINES (CBSLA) — Firefighters on Sunday were battling a fire that had grown to some 400-acres in brush near Pinyon Pines, which has spurred mandatory evacuations for Pinyon Crest.
There are approximately 400 firefighters on the scene. Two homes have been destroyed so far, with three additional homes damaged and three outbuilding damaged as well.READ MORE: Lifeguards Battle For Bragging Rights In Hermosa Beach
One firefighter has suffered an injury and has been transported for medical evaluation.
The so-called Flats Fire was reported just after 11 a.m. west of the Pinyon Flat campground in the Santa Rose and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
An evacuation warning had also been issued for Pinyon and Alpine Village, authorities said.
The fire also prompted the closure of Highway 74 between Palowet and Ribbonwood drives. The fire was at 0 percent containment.READ MORE: Business Taking New Precautions As COVID Cases Surge
SoCal Air Operations reports that there are more than 10 firefighting aircraft assigned to the Flats Fire in Pinyon Pines.
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Copter 301 doing what they do best…more than 10 firefighting aircraft are assigned to the #FlatsFire in #PinyonPines that has grown to more than 150+ acres with 0% containment. pic.twitter.com/CMqKbQru1U
— SoCal Air Operations (@SocalAirOps) June 13, 2021
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