Nob Fire Remains At 200 Acres Overnight In San Bernardino National Forest, Containment Up To 25%
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.
#NobFire Update: Excellent work today by fire crews. The fire is holding at 200 acres and is now 25% contained. Crews will be working overnight to hold the fire line and increase containment lines where safety and conditions allow. @SBCOUNTYFIRE, @CALFIREBDU— San Bernardino National Forest (@SanBernardinoNF) April 28, 2023
- Acreage: 200 acres
- Containment: 25%
- Structures destroyed: N/A
- Structures threatened: 0 (according to San Bernardino County Fire)
- Cause: Unknown
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.
- 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.
#NobFire Update: No growth seen in the fire size overnight, acreage remains at 200 with 5% containment. Air assets will be working with ground troops to increase containment. The PCT has been closed from I-15 to where it intersects with the San Bernardino and Angeles NF borders.— San Bernardino National Forest (@SanBernardinoNF) April 27, 2023
The view from above
OES Intel 24, April 26th on the #NobFire San Bernardino County. Fire is 135 acres at 12:49 hours. pic.twitter.com/Rq4yB3WRFu— FIRIS (@FIRIS) April 26, 2023
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.
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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