California’s #Opera Fire Slowly Being Contained

Incident Summary | A brush fire broke out off Operata Loop and E Palmyrita Avenue in Highgrove, California on April 30th.  It was reported around 1543 Hours PDT.

Resources | During event on April 30th, there was an Air Attack, law enforcement, CAL Fire PIO, 3 helicopters, 1 helitender, 2 air tankers, 2 fire crews and 2 bulldozers.

Incident Cooperators | AMR, CAL Fire/Riverside, CAL Fire/San Bernardino, Cathedral FD, City of Corona FD, Idylood Fire Protection District, Murieta Fire Protection District, Ontario FD, Palm Springs FD, Riverside County FD and S CAL Edison.

No Drones In Fire Zones | Drones were flying around on the day the fire started, which prompted the Fire IC to ground all fire suppression aircraft since they are unable to share the same airspace due to the dangers.

Homes Threatened | Around midnight on April 30th, the number of homes threatened dropped from 40 to 15.

Current Conditions & Resources | Currently, there is 1350 acres destroyed but fire crews have reached a 75% containment status.  There are currently 30 engines, 8 engines, 1 helicopter and 1 bulldozer along with 230 Firefighters.  There are no longer in a Unified Command status.

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