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Officials seek person of interest in Mount R Fire investigation

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif — San Bernardino National Forest officials are seeking help from the public in identifying a person or persons of interest seen leaving the Mount R Fire’s point of origin along City Creek Road, locally referred to as 1N09 for the Forest Service road number (pronounced with the letter-O), as the incident began.

The person or persons were seen in a black sedan Audi with a broken left taillight.

The 100-acre Mount R Fire began shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3, off City Creek Road, east of Highway 330, near the “R,” a hillside University of Redlands emblem visible from campus. It is currently 15% contained. Its cause remains under investigation. Ground and air resources continue to work to suppress and contain the fire today.

Anyone with information should call 909-383-5651.

Mountain R Fire
(photo shot by Air Attack today)

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