Route 66 icon Summit Inn burns in Blue Cut fire

Route 66 icon Summit Inn burns in Blue Cut fire

One of the latest casualties of the Blue Cut fire in San Bernardino county was the Summit Inn, an iconic diner located along Route 66 in Oak Hills. The diner, which first opened in 1952, was burnt to a crisp on Tuesday afternoon.

The diner was a favorite stop for many travelers on the Interstate-15, and was also frequented by Hollywood celebrities and musicians.

“Elvis stopped at the restaurant and kicked the jukebox when he didn’t see any of his records,” owner Katherine Juarez told NBC Los Angeles.

Route 66, which runs through nearby Duarte and Azusa, is one of the areas threatened by the Blue Cut fire. Nearly 30,000 acres have been set ablaze, and over 82,000 San Bernardino county residents have been evacuated.

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