LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) –– Fire crews on the ground as well as in the air are busy battling a wind-driven fire that’s creating a plume of smoke visible from around the Victor Valley.
The fire, dubbed #PitzerFire was reported just before 11:30 AM on Friday, July 17, 2020, in the area of Pitzer Buttes and Powerline Roads in Lucerne Valley.
According to scanner traffic reports, the fire has grown to approximately 100 acres and a type 1 helitanker was requested to the scene. The fire is pushing in a north-east direction, away from homes, and has not crossed the railroad tracks.
There is no structure threat and no evacuations at this time. The fire is at 0% containment and according to a tweet from Calfire BDU one firefighter was treated for weakness. No injuries to any civilians.
CalFire is the leading agency on the incident, however, other departments are assisting with the efforts. Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.
LUCERNE VALLEY — US Forest Service firefighters are assisting with the #PitzerFire, approximately 3/4 of a mile from Forest Service land at this time. https://t.co/3VBkrYBDsY pic.twitter.com/EdFITaqm8t
— San Bernardino National Forest (@SanBernardinoNF) July 17, 2020
@vvtransit Supervisors and a bus are currently in Lucerne Valley to assist @sanbernardinocountyfire if needed to help transport any residents. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people of Lucerne Valley and our #firstresponders as they battle this blaze. #pitzerfire pic.twitter.com/Wusb8getlj
— Victor ValleyTransit (@VVTransit) July 17, 2020
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