50-acre wildfires erupt in San Bernardino County Running Springs area

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, California (KABC) — A wildfire broke out Friday afternoon in the Running Springs area of ​​San Bernardino County and has now expanded to about 50 acres, authorities said.

The so-called Manzanita fire was reported around 3:22 p.m. along Highway 330 near Middle Passing Lane, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

Authorities reported seeing smoke and “significant fire uphill” as crews raced toward the area, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol. No injuries or evacuation orders have been reported in connection with the fire.

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At 4:30 PM, authorities reported that firefighters were making good progress.

However, Highway 330 is closed. Drivers in the area are encouraged to use Highway 18 through Arrowhead to get out of Big Bear Lake.

It is not clear whether any homes or buildings are currently under threat.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

This is a story in development. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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