SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — Evacuations were temporarily ordered for some residents Wednesday afternoon as a brush fire burned in San Bernardino.
The fire erupted just east of the 215 Freeway near the Cal State San Bernardino campus.READ MORE: FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Emergency Use Authorization For Johnson & Johnson Booster
By 12:39 p.m., the fire had grown to 50 acres and was 0% contained, San Bernardino County Fire said. As of 4:13 p.m., the fire had burned between 50 to 100 acres and was 50% contained.
About 100 homes were threatened and evacuations were temporarily ordered for residences east of N. State St., south of and including residences on Morgan Rd., west of and including Pepperdine Dr., south to Grossmont Rd.
By 4:13 p.m., the forward rate of spread had been stopped and all evacuations were lifted.
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#UniversityFire: (Update) DC113 is Highland IC & reporting acres 25 acres, rapid rate of spread. Crews continue to work on perimeter control. @CALFIREBDU San Manuel FD & @coltonfiredept assisting. pic.twitter.com/rYu4U7mkQv
— San Bernardino County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) September 22, 2021
An evacuation center was opened for evacuees at 6707 Little League Drive.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department- Aviation Unit was performing water drops.
Cal Fire San Bernardino and the Colton Fire Department were assisting SBCF.
SBCF said the fire initially threatened a dialysis center. “Thanks to an emergency plan that was clearly practiced by the staff, all 23 patients were safely and successfully evacuated,” SBCF saidMORE NEWS: Section Of MacArthur Park To Close To Begin Repairs, Maintenance Work
At 1:28 p.m., San Bernardino County Fire said firefighters were making good progress with air and ground attacks.