The Lytle Fire is now 100% controlled. The fire was reported at 4:56 p.m. Sunday June 24th near Sheep Canyon Road, north of the community of Lytle Creek.
Two hundred firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire Department, CalFire and the Bureau of Land Management responded, taking immediate, aggressive and decisive actions to hold the fire to 12 acres. The fire burned in heavy chaparral in rocky, steep terrain and burnt into a US Forest Service fuels reduction project, which greatly helped slow the spread of the fire. During the height of the firefight, five residences were temporarily evacuated in Happy Jack, a community in Lytle Creek canyon, and Lytle Creek Road was closed north of Sheep Canyon.
U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Investigators are working to determine the exact cause of the blaze. Anyone with any information is requested to please call the US Forest Service at (909) 383-5654.
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 24th, 2012 approx. 04:56 PM|
|Location||Sheep Canyon Road|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday June 25th, 2012 approx. 06:00 PM|
5 residences were temporarily evacuated on Sunday evening
steep rocky terrain
Forward rate of spread was slowed down because the fire burned into the Lytle Fuels Reduction Project area.