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Wildfire in San Bernardino National Forest burns 35 acres, threatens structures

The Mill 2 fire broke out Sunday in the San Bernardino National Forest.
The Mill 2 fire broke out Sunday in the San Bernardino National Forest.
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A wildfire that erupted in the San Bernardino National Forest Sunday has burned 35 acres so far and several homes threatened by the blaze have been evacuated.

The Mill 2 Fire broke out at about 2:30 p.m. in Mill Creek Canyon near State Highway 38 and Bryant Street, according to the U.S. Forest Service InciWeb website. Carol Underhill, a spokeswoman for the Forest Service, told KTLA that homes in Yucaipa and a Southern California Edison plant in Highland were threatened by the blaze.

Four homes on the lower or west end of Yucaipa Ridge have been evacuated, according to InciWeb. So far, 12 engines, five helicopters, and two fixed wing air tankers have responded to the fire.

The U.S. Forest Service said in a tweet that the aerial response to the fire was briefly disrupted by a "drone incursion." Operations quickly resumed, however.

Highway 38 was closed between Bryant Street and Lake Williams, according to InciWeb.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Fire Tracker: Mill 2 Fire