Flats Fire prompts mandatory evacuations for Pinyon Crest


The Flats Fire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest on June 13, 2021.

A wildfire that broke out Sunday morning has prompted mandatory evacuations for the Pinyon Crest area, officials reported.

As of 1:30 p.m., the blaze which was dubbed the Flats Fire, had burned 50 acres and is 0% contained, according to a tweet from the San Bernardino National Forest.

Evacuation warnings were issued for Pinyon and Alpine Village,

Highway 74 is closed between Palowet and Ribbonwood drives.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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