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Mandatory Evacuations Ordered for Fire Burning in Wrightwood Area

#Heat wave begins today. at Pacific Crest and Zermatt drives. Check back for updates on this developing story. San Bernardino County fire officials reported the vegetation fire just after 12:15 p.m. Residents of the Wrightwood area in San Bernardino County were ordered to evacuate Saturday afternoon after a fire broke out. Fire danger was high across Southern California on Saturday with excessive heat warnings issued across the region by the National Weather Service. Homes were evacuated after a fire broke out in Wrightwood on June 17, 2017. — Cindy Bachman (@SBCSDcbachman) June 17, 2017 KTLA’s Jessica Pierre-Petido contributed to this report. Here's today's forecast highs and heat risks for #SoCal. (Credit: Ryan / @r_owings1742 via Twitter)
Evacuations were mandatory for those who live on Pacific Crest Drive between Zermatt Drive and Lone Pine Canyon Road, according to Cindy Bachman, spokesperson for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Initial estimates placed it at around 5 to 10 acres in size, according to The Press-Enterprise. between Zermatt & Lone Pine. Mandatory evacuations: Pacific Crest Dr. Temperatures had reached about 86 degrees in Wrightwood by 1:30 p.m., according to Weather.com. #cawx #caheat pic.twitter.com/WgCy78Byha
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) June 16, 2017

Decided to visit my parents in Wrightwood this weekend… #somanyashes #havetostayindoors #fireseasonishere pic.twitter.com/JktfGigeMZ
— Danell (@DanellD) June 17, 2017

Fire burning in Wrighwood area. Highway 2 at Wright Mountain Road was also shut down as a result of the blaze and entry to the area was blocked, Bachman tweeted. It was unclear how large the fire was, and firefighters did not say whether it had been at all contained.