Two-Acre Brush Fire Sparks Near Pinyon Pines

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FILE PHOTO from Bautista fire - Flames appear dangerously close to a Cal Fire truck during the Bautista Fire in Anza, Saturday, June 19. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
PINYON PINES - A three-acre brush fire broke out this afternoon in rugged terrain near the Pinyon Pines area of the San Bernardino National Forest. There was no word on what sparked the blaze, which was reported to be two acres at about 3:30 p.m. in the Santa Rosa Wilderness, southeast of Highway 74 and Scenic Drive. The fire was burning in remote terrain, making access difficult for fire engines, U.S Forest Service spokeswoman Lisa Cox said. She said three air tankers and hand crews were dispatched to the scene. The fire was burning at a slow rate of spread and that it was not immediately threatening any structures or campgrounds, Cox said. "I don't think (firefighters) are expecting it to get real big, real quick,'' she told City News Service about 4:45 p.m. The San Bernardino Natio
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