A wildfire that broke out in rugged terrain near the Pinyon Pines area of the San Bernardino National Forest grew to 16 acres overnight and was 45% contained Saturday.

There was no word on what sparked the blaze, which was initially reported to be two acres Friday afternoon in the Santa Rosa Wilderness, southeast of Highway 74 and Scenic Drive.

The fire was burning in remote terrain, making access difficult for fire engines, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Lisa Cox said.

“One hand and one engine crew will continue work today with a helicopter for water drops on interior heat and smoke,” the San Bernardino National Forest tweeted.

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