Firefighters did 'heck of a job' containing Calif. wildfire

Fire was sparked by truck crash off Highway 18 near Crestline, burned only 9.5 acres, is now fully contained


By Neil Nisperos
The San Bernardino County Sun

CRESTLINE, Calif. — The small wildfire that started Thursday night off Highway 18 near Crestline burned only 9.5 acres and was fully contained by 7 a.m. Saturday.

"Firefighters faced hazardous conditions," said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Chon Bribiescas said on Saturday. "They had to work through the chaparral and it was steep and rocky. They did a heck of a job containing the fire to that acreage."

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