University Fire: Car fire sparks San Bernardino brusher, evacuation orders lifted

Firefighters stopped the forward progress of a fast-moving brush fire that sparked Wednesday in San Bernardino.

The ‘University Fire’ sparked along University Pkwy and the 215 Freeway; it stretched a little over 70 acres, but is 100% contained, according to an update from the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

According to fire officials, the fire was sparked from a car's flat tire. 

Evacuation orders were issued for residents living east of N. State St., south of Morgan Rd.; west of Pepperdine Dr.; and south to Grossmont Rd. for more than an hour before they were eventually lifted.

According to San Bernardino County Fire, the blaze threatened a dialysis center. They say staff at the center were able to safely evacuate all 23 patients from the building. 

Multiple structures are threatened and over 100 homes were evacuated.  

An evacuation shelter has been set up at 6707 Little League Drive. 

There is no word on any injuries or damages. 

Cal Fire, Rancho Cucamonga Fire, Colton Fire Department and the San Manual Fire Department are assisting in the firefight. 

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