Fire erupts in San Bernardino, torching homes

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – A new wildfire has broken out in California, this one in San Bernardino, torching at least four homes and forcing evacuations.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department says the blaze was reported early Thursday along Highway 18 at Lower Waterman Canyon.

Aerial video from Sky7 showed at least four homes on fire, and more than 200 acres have reportedly burned.

Authorities ordered evacuations for the Northpark neighborhood and all areas in north San Bernardino west of Highway 18, according to media reports.

No other information was immediately available.