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Bridge fire in East Highland is up to 70 percent contained

By in Press Enterprise on July 16, 2017

By Ali Tadayon

Firefighters battling the Bridge fire in East Highland have built containment lines around 70 percent of the 460-acre blaze as of Sunday morning.

Containment is up from 40 percent on Saturday afternoon. The size didn’t change overnight, and is only about 10 acres larger than it was Friday night.

The fire was reported about 2:30 p.m. Friday in a patch of the San Bernardino National Forest off Greenspot and Santa Ana Canyon roads, officials said. Seven homes were threatened by the fire Friday, but firefighters were able to mitigate the threat.

Greenspot Road west of Santa Ana Canyon Road and Garnet Street at Highway 38 have been closed since Friday.

By Sunday morning, 300 fire personnel were assigned to the Bridge fire — down 170 people from Saturday afternoon.

The cause of the fire — the third in three weeks to break out in that area, following the Mart fire and Hidden fire — remains under investigation.

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