South Fire Near Lytle Creek Scorches 680 Acres, Zero Percent Contained

Photo: Corbin Carson, KFI News

A wildfire that broke out Wednesday afternoon and quickly burned nearly 700 acres continues to burn in the Lytle Creek area, fire officials said Thursday morning.

The South Fire, as it's been dubbed, grew overnight from 500 to 700 acres and is currently zero percent contained. At least four homes have been destroyed by the wildfire with another 14 outbuildings. Multiple other types of structures have also been damaged by the flames. One firefighter has suffered a minor injury, officials said.

As of Thursday morning, evacuation orders remain in place for nearly a thousand residents in the area.

Currently, an evacuation order is in effect for those living in the following area:

  • West of Sierra Avenue and Lytle Creek Road

An evacuation warning is in place for the following areas: 

  • Lytle Creek Rd. south of the Ranger Station
  • West of Sierra Ave.
  • North of the 15 Freeway
  • East of Duncan Canyon to the foothills
  • North of Glen Helen
  • East of Sierra Ave./Lytle Creek Rd. west of the 15 Freeway

Officials have established an evacuation shelter at the Jessie Turner Health and Fitness Community Center, located at 15556 Summit Avenue. Those with large animals can go to the Devore Animal Shelter, located at 19777 Shelter Way in San Bernardino.

The South Fire is being fueled by low humidity, winds and dry conditions.

This is a breaking news update. More details will be added as they become available.

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