Southern California faced two wildfires last Friday. The North Fire and the Pine Fire were relatively close to each other.
It was in the Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County in the Cajon Pass, the road to get to Las Vegas from Los Angeles area, that the North Fire started off. The fire moved fast that it destroyed 3,500 acres in just a few hours. The fire also burned cars and about four buildings around the area.
In the evening of the same day, Pine Fire also started in Wrightwood, a mountainous terrain near the Mountain High ski and campgrounds area. As the North Fire quickly grew to more than 100 acres, the campgrounds including ninety girl scouts were quickly evacuated as firefighting resources fought the fire.
The Pine Fire actively burned overnight because it was happening in drought-impacted forest. The Forest Service law enforcement banned media access to the area because the cause of the wildfire is still under investigation.
Take a look at the pictures of the wildfire.
The North Fire near Hesperia, California, was estimated to have burned around 3,500 acres and was 35 percent contained, while the Pine Fire in the nearby Wrightwood burned more than 125 acres and was 0% contained.
For both fires, evacuation were properly in place.