Fire outside Hesperia injures one, grows to 95 acres

Firefighters have halted the forward rate of spread of a brush fire that broke out near Hesperia on Monday, officials said.

The fire sustained 95 acres and was 50% contained by 9:30 p.m., according to the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District. The fire, which started near Highway 173 and Highway 138, destroyed an outbuilding.

Firefighters were scheduled to stay on site overnight and into Tuesday, officials said. Highway 173 remained closed east of Highway 138 Monday night.

Earlier Monday, officials reported that one person was injured in connection with the fire. They did not say if the person was a firefighter or the extent of their injuries.

The injured person was taken to a hospital in an ambulance, according to the fire department.

More than 100 firefighters and air and ground resources were deployed to the scene, firefighters said.

No further information was available as of Monday evening. Fire outside Hesperia injures one, grows to 95 acres

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