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Saturday Update: Sterling Fire in San Bernardino/Highland is 100 Percent Contained at 100 Acres



Firefighters have completely contained a wildfire that started Thursday evening in brush in the hills north of Highland near San Bernardino, keeping the fire to 100 acres burned. As of Saturday morning, the Sterling Fire was 100 percent contained.


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CALFIRE, City of San Bernardino and Forest Service firefighters are collaborating to contain the Sterling Fire north of Highland

The Sterling fire, located east of Del Rosa Avenue in the city of San Bernardino, was reported at 6:30 PM on Thursday, June 25th, 2015. CALFIRE, City of San Bernardino and Forest Service responded with dozers, engines, and crews.

Resources that responded to the fire include 22 engines, 4 crews, 2 water tenders, 1 air tanker, 1 air attack plane, and 2 helicopters, including the night flying helicopter.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. A total 50 personnel were assigned to the incident.

Drones temporarily halted tanker operations, but operations soon resumed. One drone was interfering with fire operations and has not been located. A second drone was reported by a concerned citizen and it was located. After reviewing the footage it was determined that it was not interfering with fire operations.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  Anyone with information related to the start of this fire is asked to call (909) 880-2137.

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