InciWeb is reporting that the Mill 2 fire is burning off the 38 near Bryant street off Highway 38. They’re also reporting that a drone was flying in the area, which caused the tankers to abort their mission(s). Keep your damned drones away from the fires, idiots!
The Mill 2 Fire started in Mill Creek Canyon near State Highway 38 and Bryant Street at about 2:30 pm, east of Mentone, and north of Yucaipa.
It is reported to be approximately 35 acres in size. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Four homes are evacuated on the lower or west end of Yucaipa Ridge.
State Highway 38 is closed between Bryant Street and Lake Williams.
The fire is being managed in unified command US Forest Service and CALFIRE.
Resources responding include: 17 engines, 7 crews, 2 dozers, 5 helicopters, 2 fixed wing air tankers, air attack, DC-10 (VLAT) on order.
An Unmanned Aircraft System (drone) temporarily halted tanker operations, but operations soon resumed.
You can get the latest information on the fire HERE.