Sharp Fire: Firefighters still out in force; Evacuations lifted at noon Sunday


Courtesy U.S. Forest Service

Helicopters assist in fighting the Sharp Fire burning near Wrightwood, Calif.

Crews continue to battle the 163-acre Sharp Fire burning outside the mountain-top town of Wrightwood Sunday. Evacuations for about residents of about 100 homes that had been in danger were lifted at noon, according to the U.S. Forest Service. 

Forest Service spokesman Cecil Hayes told KPCC that the fire has left four firefighters with minor injuries, though he couldn't comment on the circumstances. 

"Everyone is still out there," Hayes said. "We actually have a lot more personnel than what we had yesterday."

Residents will need ID to re-enter the area, he said. At 3 p.m., the area will open to residents and non-residents. 

Pine Canyon Road remains closed at the intersection of Route 138. That stretch will reopen at 6 p.m. Sunday night, the San Bernardino County Fire Department tweeted.

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