SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — Evacuations were ordered for some residents as a brush fire burned in San Bernardino Wednesday afternoon.
By 12:39 p.m., the fire had grown to 50 acres and was 0% contained, San Bernardino County Fire said.
Evacuations were 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.
#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 said
At 1:28 p.m., San Bernardino County Fire said firefighters were making good progress with air and ground attacks.