Fire Worries Oak Hills Residents

Photo from Cathy Walter. Photo take from her property north of Duncan Road close to Beekley in Pinon Hills.

By Nikki Garrett Metzger
Managing Editor

(Pinon Hills) – Firefighters were able to contain a Fire near Pinon Hills using water dropping helicopters along with Bulldozer.

The blaze was in the area of Hwy 138 and 263rd Street, which is the San Bernardino/LA County line. It was about 4 miles north-northwest of Wrightwood.

The Oasis Fire had threatened 15-20 homes, and evacuations for homes along Mountain Road right at the County line were reported. The last update was that no evacuations were ordered and the homes are no longer threatened.

Hwy 138 was closed to traffic between the turnoff to Wrightwood and the Route 18 junction. The highway is expected to be closed for at least 2 hours.

The fire was first reported around noon in the brush near Hwy 138 and 263rd, right at the San Bernardino/LA County line. Fire crews from both LA County and San Bernardino County responded.

The last update from fire offices said that the fire had shifted from burning to the east and is now burning to the south.

A map of the area is available here.

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