Forward rate of spread stopped on Hesperia fire, 1 outbuilding destroyed

Firefighters near a brush fire and trees.
Fire crews at the scene of a brush fire that injured one person and destroyed an outbuilding near Hesperia on Monday.
(San Bernardino County Fire Protection District)

Fire crews have stopped the forward rate of spread on a brush fire that broke out near Hesperia on Monday, according to officials.

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

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


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

The injured person was transported by ground ambulance to a hospital, firefighters said.

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

No additional information was available Monday night.