‘Sterling Fire’ Scorches 100 Acres in San Bernardino; Two Drones Hamper Firefight

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Fire crews battle the Sterling Fire in the city of San Bernardino on Thursday, June 25, 2016. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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Fire crews were battling a 100-acre wildfire Thursday evening burning in the Del Rosa community of San Bernardino.

The so-called Sterling Fire was reported around 6:30 p.m. on Sterling Avenue east of Del Rosa Avenue. It was 20 percent contained as of 9:30 p.m.

The fire was threatening structures, but no evacuations had been ordered.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital with heat related injuries, according to the San Bernardino City Fire Department.

Fire crews were at the scene of the Sterling Fire in San Bernardino on Thursday, June 25, 2015. (Credit: SBCFD)
Fire crews were at the scene of the Sterling Fire in San Bernardino on Thursday, June 25, 2015. (Credit: SBFD)

Calfire, City of San Bernardino and Forest Service crews were responding to the blaze with air tankers, dozers, engines and ground crews, according to InciWeb, a wildfire website maintained by the U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies.

Additional resources have been requested from the Lake Fire, the agency stated.

As with the Lake Fire earlier this week, drones in the area temporarily halted tanker operations, according to a tweet from the San Bernardino National Forest.

In this case, deputies were able to detain one of the drone pilots in Highland, Bryan Lane with the San Bernardibo County Sheriff’s Department tweeted.

The second drone was not located.

 

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