Watch Sierra Fire burns close to Rialto, CA homes
A 150-acre fire burning in San Bernardino County has been mostly contained with structure threats mitigated, but not before the wind-driven blaze created a frightening scene Wednesday.
The Sierra Fire, breaking out overnight between Sierra and Locust avenues north of Highway 210 near San Bernardino, required a unified command of Cal Fire, San Bernardino County Fire District and the Rialto Fire Department as crews used three dozers to fight the wind-fueled blaze. At least 26 fire engines responded.
San Bernardino County Fire said in an 8 a.m. update that the fire was holding at 147 acres and was 75 percent contained.
The Sierra Fire did not prompt evacuations. No injuries were reported and no structures destroyed, according to Cal Fire.
Dramatic video footage shared by San Bernardino County Fire and nearby residents show how heavy winds are worsening fire hazards in Southern California.