Lightning Ignites Wildfires in San Bernardino Forest

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2009  |  Updated 11:45 AM PDT
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Lightning Ignites Wildfires in San Bernardino Forest

Lightning strikes caused at least six wildfires Wednesday in the San Bernardino National Forest.

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Lightning from a weather disturbance moving across Southern California has ignited a half-dozen wildfires in the San Bernardino National Forest.

Forest spokesman John Miller said the fires broke out between daybreak and about 9 a.m. Wednesday. Five are in the rugged San Bernardino Mountains and one is in the San Jacinto Mountains to the southeast.

Miller said the two largest fires are close to each other and have burned about 100 acres combined.

The California Department of Transportation said the fires caused closures on State Route 330.

The National Weather Service said thunderstorms, gusty winds and hail are possible through the day.
    

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