Vista Fire: Blaze in San Bernardino County forces evacuations at ski resort

As a heat wave makes its way out of Southern California, crews continue battling a fire in San Bernardino County

The Vista Fire broke out Sunday, July 7, just before 10 a.m. in the community of Lytle Creek. For now, it appears the Mt. Baldy Resort will dodge a wildfire threatening the area along hundreds of cabins in the San Bernadino National Forest.

As of Friday morning, the fire has burned 2,810 acres with 13% containment. 

According to the San Bernardino National Forest, the fire is burning in steep rugged terrain. High heat and dry fuels dictated the fire's behavior and in the coming days, firefighters may face more favorable conditions as humidity moves in. 

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Evacuation orders remain in place for the Mt. Baldy Resort.

Road Closures 

The portion of the Pacific Crest Trail from Lytle Creek to Mt. Baldy is closed. In addition, Hikers are also urged to stay off the trails in the Mt. Baldy area. 

Lytle Creek Road is open to residents only north of Glen Helen Parkway.