UPDATE 1: Wednesday, April 26, 2023

A wildfire named the NOB FIRE ignited from an unknown source today at 1016 hours PDT in the area East of Blue Ridge and Paiute, south of Wrightwood, and near the Lytle Creek area in San Bernardino County, California.

(right) Photo Credit: San Bernardino County FD

Speculations by unknown sources (not ours) were reported through the Inciweb page that some were reporting this as an escaped fire from a prescribed fire but there is no history showing an RX fire in effect in the area, according to the Fire Management Officials who use this reporting platform.

The cause is under investigation, according to many verified Fire Agency sources we glean from.

The fire has consumed 200 acres but firefighters have gained a 5% containment status. Fire behavior is listed as having a moderate rate of spread as it moves across steep terrain and heavy brush.

There is about 150 personnel from multiple agencies, are assisting with fire suppression and containment efforts including those from San Bernardino County Fire, CAL FIRE Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit, CHP – Inland Division, and the USFS – San Bernardino National Forest.

The IC is BDF – Division Chief 3.

No structures are threatened at this time, which means NO EVACUATIONS are in effect.

Smoke can be seen about over the ridge from one of the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District’s stations earlier this morning when Fire Officials indicated there is no fire in this area but released instead a smoke advisory via their social media pages.

A poster on Twitter showed a clear view of a large column of smoke rising high into the atmosphere which can be seen from Fontana, as well.

Another fire agency released a smoke alert to its citizens on their Facebook page: “Smoke is visible in the City of La Verne which there is no [fire] burning in the Cith.

Aviation resources on this incident include:

Air Attack 310, Copter 305, one LAT, one SEAT Air tanker, one helitanker, and OES Intel 24, with more added on order.

(left) Photo Credit: Rancho Cucamonga Fire District

Remember, to keep your drones and UAVs out of Fire Zones to protect those in the air and on the ground.

Reports of this wildfire burning in an area where it received record feet of snow and almost 100″ of incredible total or rain is incredible in its own right as well this being something considered as being very web.

Instead, it appears to have dried out and enabled whatever caused it to ignite to burn at a moderate level and consume hundreds of acres along with it.

This is the first major wildfire for the 2023 fire season for the State of California. However, we have found that other areas across the state are experiencing small wildfires starting to ignite.

Multiple sources are reporting this incident as KNOB FIRE and NOB FIRE.

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