Creek Fire in San Bernardino National Forest Burns 50 Acres, Reaches 15 Percent Containment

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Crews are battling a 50-acre blaze — dubbed the Creek Fire — in the San Bernardino National Forest Saturday afternoon.

The fire, which left one person with a minor injury, is located near Highway 330 and Forest Road 1N09 and started at about 12:12 p.m., officials said.

The blaze has not destroyed or damaged any structures, San Bernardino National Forest officials said.

At about 3:20 p.m., U.S. Forest Service officials said the fire had burned through 50 acres and reached just 5 percent containment. Then, just before 5 p.m., officials said the fire was 15 percent contained.

The fire was not threatening any structures at the time and officials said its cause was still under investigation.

Between 200 and 300 personnel from various agencies were on scene of the fire. Air resources were also being used to fight the flames, with two helicopters being flown, along with 13 fire engines.

No further information has been released by fire officials.

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