They were staging in the Mountain High Resort parking lot. The flames have burned 200 acres.
A fast-moving brush fire in the Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood threatened structures and caused hundreds of evacuations from multiple campgrounds.
The wildfire, known as the Pine Fire, was reported at 9:25 p.m. Friday on the 24500 block of North Angeles Crest Highway, and was burning in steep, heavily timbered terrain on the eastern border of Los Angeles County in the San Gabriel Mountains. About 130 of the campers were deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
The fire had burned 125 acres and was at 5-10 percent containment by 5:30 a.m. today, a Sheriff’s deputy said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Angeles Crest Highway was shut down in the area as firefighters continued into the early morning hours Saturday, according to Caltrans. Diane Hecht said 90 members of a Girl Scouts troupe fled a campground in Wrightwood by bus.
At least three helicopters and an airplane joined about 150 firefighters on the ground in the efforts overnight, fire officials said.
An evacuation center was set up Serrano High School at 9292 Sheep Creek Road in Phelan. But the possible storm brings with it a potential for lighting strikes, which could spark new wildfires.