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| Saturday, Jul 18, 2015
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Photo: L.A. County Fire Dept.

Update Saturday 4:30 p.m. (ANF): 35 percent containment, holding at 200 acres.

 

Update Saturday 9:30 a.m. (ANF): 200 acres, 5 percent containment.

“Currently, firefighters are dealing with extremely dry-heavy timber with sleep slopes” (9:50 a.m.).

 

Update Saturday 7 a.m. (ANF): Fire still 125 acres, 10 percent containment, 125 fire fighters on scene.

The Pines Fire was reported at approximately 9:40 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2015 along the Angeles Crest Highway. Approximately 150 firefighters are on scene and 100 acres have burned. Highway 2 from Wrightwood to Big pines is closed. Some organization camps including a Girl Scout Camp were evacuated in addition to Apple Tree, Lion, Verdugo and Peavin Camp Grounds. LA County Sheriff’s Palmdale Station has established an evacuation center at Serrano High School in Phelin, 9292 Sheep Creek Road.

Evacuation of nearby organization camps and camp grounds. Estimated over 300 people were evacuated. No Injuries have been reported and no structures are threatened at this time. Evacuations remain in effect and additional evacuations of camp grounds in the path of the fire are being assessed.

Extremely dry conditions, humidity is expected to rise with the possibility of lighting strikes. Current humidity is 34% with a high of projected of 71-degrees and a 60% chance of rain.

 

Original story:

A forest fire erupted Friday night near the Mountain High ski resort in Wrightwood.

Named the Pine Fire, it was first reported shortly after 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Angeles Crest Highway and Big Pines Highway.

By midnight an estimated 120 acres of heavy timber had been blackened. The fire was burning uphill and threatening structures. Approximately 200 fire fighters were on scene from Angeles National Forest, CAL FIRE, and the San Bernardino and Los Angeles County fire departments. They were staging in the Mountain High Resort parking lot.

As of 1:30 a.m. the figure was 125 acres and fire activity had diminished, according to L.A. County Fire, which said its nighttime water-dropping helicopters were concentrating on the Table Mountain Observatory and the surrounding area throughout the night.

Mandatory evacuations were imposed. Hundreds of people, including several dozen Girl Scouts, were evacuated from campgrounds.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported that 130 of the 300 campers were deaf and hearing-impaired children, and that they were safely evacuated from Lion’s Camp with no injuries. Also evacuated: Verdugo Campground, AFY Campground, Christian Summer Camp.

Caltrans has closed SR-2 from the Islip Saddle to the L.A. County line.

Sheriff units were sent from the Santa Clarita Valley, Lancaster, Temple City, San Dimas, Walnut and Industry stations.

 

Preliminary map of Pine Fire area (the circle in the middle)

Preliminary map of Pine Fire area (the circle in the middle)

 

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12 Comments

  1. Shilo Knoll Shilo Knoll says:

    Thank you for all of your updates. Praying for safety for everyone affected and those who are working so diligently to protect.

  2. What a terrifying scene!

  3. War Raquel War Raquel says:

    Is this another fire? Separate from the one on the Cajon?

  4. Yes, War Raquel, there are two different names.

  5. Heather Switaj. Awfully close to mountain high!

  6. bret lambourne says:

    I live in phelan just below wrightwood thank god for the BEST FIREFIGHTERS IN THS WEST for everything they do!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Saw this behind our house up over the mountain

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