Forward progress stopped on brush fire near Running Springs

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A map showing the location of the Manzanita fire in the San Bernardino Mountains southwest of Running Springs
A map showing the location of the Manzanita fire in the San Bernardino Mountains southwest of Running Springs

Firefighters have stopped forward progress on a brush fire in the San Bernardino Mountains that shut down Highway 330 on Friday afternoon.

Crews held the Manzanita fire to 27 acres, San Bernardino National Forest officials said.

Firefighters will remain on scene overnight to contain the blaze.

The fire broke out around 3:35 p.m. near Highway 330 and Forest Road 1N09, about nine miles from Running Springs, forest officials said.

Pictures posted to Twitter showed a smoke column visible from Redlands.

Personnel from the forest service, San Bernardino County fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Running Springs Fire Department, California Highway Patrol and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded, officials said.

Highway 330 was closed in both directions from Highland Avenue to Live Oak, according to Caltrans District 8. Motorists are being told to avoid the area.

Caltrans had not updated the road closure status as of 7 p.m.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.