LYTLE CREEK (CBSLA) — Despite high temperatures Sunday, firefighters were able to keep the South Fire from gaining any ground and increasing containment to 49 percent.
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Residents were allowed to return to their homes Sunday afternoon after the evacuation order was downgraded to a warning.
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#SouthFire The evacuation warning for Lytle Creek communities north of Glen Helen Parkway is now cancelled.
— San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) August 30, 2021
According to the latest update, firefighters plan to take advantage of the increase in humidity to improve existing containment lines.
The fire erupted Wednesday at about 1:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of Lytle Creek Road, near the 15 Freeway, and quickly made its way into the San Bernardino Forest. Several homes and structures have been destroyed.
A forest order is in effect, closing a large area around the fire including campgrounds, picnic areas, trails and roads.
- Lytle Creek: The evacuation order has been downgraded to a warning. Only residents may access the canyon via Lytle Creek Road. Forest Service roads remain closed to all. Returning residents should review this checklist from CAL FIRE about returning home after a wildfire.
- Glen Helen Parkway: The evacuation warning for residents on the north side of the road has been lifted.
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- County road closures, including Glen Helen Pkwy., Sierra Ave., and Lytle Creek Road are open.
- Lytle Creek Road, north of Glen Helen Pkwy., is open to residents only.