A fire broke out this afternoon on the San Bernardino National Forest (BDF), near the community of Mountain Center. The fire was reported at 13:43 this afternoon as has alreday burned over 1000 acres. It is being run under a unified command with BDF and Cal-Fire (RRU).
Evacuations have been ordered for several small communities in the area, including a large animal sanctuary and numerous ranches.
Stan Lim, a photographer for the Press Enterprise, was in the area this afternoon and put together a gallery of images. It can be found here.
Strike teams from throughout the state have been ordered for this fire, my agency has sent at least one engine as part of strike team. Reading some of the posts on Wildland Fire.com, the area hasn't burned in a long while and is known for extreme fire behavior.
Good luck with this one, be aware.
I'll keep you updated,