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High Fire in Lucerne Valley Burns 170 Acres, now 45 percent contained

LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. ( The High Fire in Lucerne Valley has grown to 170 acres but was considered 45 percent contained by 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 24, according to Cal Fire spokeswoman Capt. Debbie Chapman.

The fire broke out Sunday afternoon at around 4:00 p.m. and immediately prompted mandatory evacuations and road closures. Officials said on Monday all evacuations have been lifted, no roads are closed, and the forward rate of spread has been stopped.

Chapman said 200 firefighters worked in a unified command to battle the blaze, including Cal Fire San Bernardino and the San Bernardino County Fire Department along with assistance from the San Bernardino National Forest Service and Apple Valley Fire Protection District.

In addition, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies and California Highway Patrol officers assisted in evacuation and road closures.

There have been no reports of injuries or structure damage as a result of the fire, Chapman said.

#CALFIRE #LUCERNEVALLEY (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)
#CALFIRE #LUCERNEVALLEY (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

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