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Nob Fire Remains At 200 Acres Overnight In San Bernardino National Forest, Containment Up To 25%

Smoke rises from the ground and rolls up the side of a mountain topped with thin streaks of white snow.
Aerial shot of flames and smoke from the Nob Hill fire.
(Courtesy FIRIS)
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The Nob Fire continues to burn on Friday near Wrightwood and Lytle Creek in the San Bernardino County Mountains. Containment is up to 25% as of Thursday night, from 5% Thursday morning.

The fire had burned about 200 acres as of about 8:30 p.m. Thursday — that was the same acreage reported Wednesday night.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, and is under investigation. Initial reports on Wednesday that the blaze grew out of a planned fire set by the U.S. Forest Service were incorrect.

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The basics

What else you should know

  • The fire response includes engines, crews, helicopters, and fixed wing aircraft that were either already on scene or being called in.
  • The terrain is steep, with thick brush.

Road closures

  • Forest Road 3N06 (Lytle Creek Canyon) was closed in the area of the fire to allow access for firefighters.
  • Lytle Creek Road was closed at Sycamore Canyon.

Pacific Crest Trail is affected

The popular Pacific Crest Trail has been closed from I-15 to where it intersects with the San Bernardino and Angeles NF borders.

The view from above

How we're reporting on this

Associate Editor Mike Roe wrote and updated this story. Other LAist journalists are contributing information and background on the fire.

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This is a developing story. We fact check everything and rely only on information from credible sources (think fire, police, government officials, and reporters on the ground). Sometimes, however, we make mistakes and/or initial reports turn out to be wrong. In all cases, we strive to bring you the most accurate information in real time and will update this story as new information becomes available.


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Corrected April 26, 2023 at 3:32 PM PDT
An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the cause of the fire. LAist regrets the error.
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