Sunday Update – August 29, 2021

The CHAPARRAL FIRE is located on Tenaja Road and Cleveland Forest Road in the community of La Cresta (Riverside County), California that broke out on Saturday, August 28, 2021, around 1238 hours PT. It quickly grew to 250 acres with a zero-percent containment at 1515 hours PT and is now burning in two counties; Riverside and San Diego.

About one hour later, the fire almost doubled in size to 450 acres and holding an uncontained status.

Not even two hours later on Saturday, around 1800 hours, the fire had almost tripled in size to 1,200 acres with it being deemed as an out-of-control fire.

This morning (Sunday), the fire had increased to 1,425 at the time of the 0700 fire presser and fire resources were successful in reaching a 10% containment status. However, during this time, it was reported there one firefighter that had suffered minor injuries. Two structures were destroyed. All the Evacuations orders and warnings were still in effect.

Around 1530 hours PT this afternoon, the fire was said to be still holding at 1,425 acres with a 10% containment status. Riverside Co FD said immediately all fire pressers were being rerouted through the CAL FIRE San Diego Facebook and Twitter pages.

At 2103 PT, the fire has consumed 1,500 acres and is now 13% contained. The incident is now in Unified Command with CAL FIRE/Riverside Co FD, USFS and CAL FIRE/San Diego FD.

Fire Resources include:

  • 150 fire personnel
  • two copters
  • 23 engines
  • nine overhead
  • four air tankers
  • four fire crews
  • one water tender
  • one fire investigator
  • Police on-scene
  • one helitender

Cooperators include:

  • CAL FIRE/Riverside FD
  • CAL FIRE/San Diego
  • CHP
  • City of Corona FD
  • City of Hemet FD
  • City of Murrieta
  • Murrieta Fire Protection District
  • Pechanga FD
  • Riverside Co FD
  • Riverside EMD
  • Riverside Co SO
  • USFS – Cleveland NF

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