As the Blue Cut fire burns near Lytle Creek many of the residents are taking refuge at the Red Cross evacuation center in Fontana where they’re waiting for word their homes are in the clear.
“It’s an emotional nightmare rollercoaster that’s I can say,” Lytle Creek resident, Lisa Gregory, said.
Gregory and her daughter have been here for the past three days.
Her nightmare is now worsened after hearing three people were arrested just north of Lytle Creek for looting.
Sheriff’s Deputies said the trio was trying to steal a truck off someone’s property on the 8600 block of Swarthout Canyon Road.
Deputies said the suspects were posing as friends of the homeowner.
“They’re evil you know they take a tragedy like this and turn it into a benefit for them and that’s not fair,” Gregory said.
Deputies have been patrolling the evacuated areas looking for looters.
Residents are not only worried about their homes, but their now worried about their belongings inside.
Sandy Butler said she left her Lytle Creek house so fast, she didn’t have time to grab much.
"Just the fact that we had to evacuate I had to think is there anything that I would want if somebody came into my home,” Butler said.
The three suspects were booked on charges of grand theft auto and looting.
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