South Fire Update – 49% Contained

The South Fire in Lytle Creek has spread to 900 acres and is currently 10% contained. More than 400 firefighters have contributed to the fight.

Unfortunately, the weather conditions in San Bernardino County have worsened the fire. The dry and extremely warm temperatures along with gusty winds could very well extend the firefight. The temperatures are expected to cool off a bit starting Sunday.

The fire began on Wednesday, August 25th around 1:30 p.m. near the 15 Freeway then quickly migrated to the San Bernardino Forest. As a result of the fire, numerous homes and structures have been destroyed.

1,000 residents who live along Lytle Creek Road have received evacuation orders. Evacuation warnings have also been issued to residents who live north of Glen Helen Parkway in between the 15 Freeway and Lytle Creek Road.

There is currently an evacuation shelter that is set up at the Jessie Turner Center in Fontana. The address is 15556 Summit Avenue.

Numerous road closures are in place which include Sierra Avenue, Lytle Creek Road to Duncan Canyon, Lytle Creek Road to Sierra Avenue, Glen Helen Parkway between Sycamore Center Drive, and Lone Pine Canyon Road at Highway 138.

UPDATE: (8/30/21)

The South Fire is now 49% contained and all evacuation orders have been dismissed. Residents have now been able to return to their homes as of Sunday, August 29th.