The Vista Fire expanded to over 1.2K acres by Tuesday evening.
The Vista Fire expanded to over 1.2K acres by Tuesday evening. Credit: U.S. Forest Service - San Bernardino National Forest

SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST, California – The Vista Fire, first spotted on Sunday, July 7, has expanded to 1,295 acres with 0% containment as of 8:52pm local time on Tuesday. Fortunately Mt. Baldy Resort, which was evacuated early on due to its proximity to the fire, has so far been able to avoid damage to lifts and buildings.

According to a Facebook post from U.S. Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest, 406 personnel have been assigned to the burn so far. The California Interagency Incident Management Team 15 assumed command of the Vista Fire operation at 6am on July 9.

According to an Instagram post from Mt Baldy Ski Resort, favorable winds, modern technology, and hard work from the multiple agencies responding to the Vista Fire have prevented any damage to resort structures.

It appears the bulk of the fire is moving to the east while air support is focusing on keeping it away from Telegraph Ridge and a potential jump over the range. Although the buzz surrounding a fire is reminiscent of a big winter storm we realize that we are so fortunate to be in the hands of such hard working and knowledgeable folks that work for our civil agencies as well as the contracted crews. Tomorrow is another day, however with the favorable seasonal onshore flow we are hopeful we are thru the thick of it, tomorrow will tell us.” – Mt Baldy Ski Resort

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