County Firefighters Fight Big Fire in CA

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA

San Bernardino County firefighters are fighting a large commercial structure fire in the 600 block of North Arrowhead with heavy fire on the Delta side and extension to the first floor of the building.

This is a developing story. Very limited sources reporting.

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#SterlingFire | CA |Update 1

Incident Summary | Approximately at 1807 Hours PDT this evening, a vegetation fire broke out about three (3) hours ago.  The fire was about two acres at the time.

Location | Location North of the De La Rosa neighborhood in the Sterling and Foothills in California.

Here is the timeline of the fire pieced together via social media postings.

1847 | Additional firefighting personnel and equipment arriving now, Rialto FD and Redlands FD.  Fire was reported as being a stubborn fire and smoke blowing to the SE.

1849 | San Bernardino County FD and San Bernardino NF are Unified Command.  20 acres 0% containment burning in area of Borea Canyon.

1850 | IC states:  17 engines, 2 handcrews, 2 helos, 2 air tankers, 2 tenders, mult overhead assigned w/ additional resources en route.

1851 | Fire started in SB city and is now burning on forest. No immediate structure threat. PIO avail on scene at ICP.

1852 | 20 acres scorched. 0% contained.

1900 | IC reports fixed wing have retardant line around fire. Firefighters making good progress. 25 acres.

1923 | San Bernardino states:  Too early to determine cause of fire or poss connection to the homeless encampment.

2005 | IC states:  Forward rate of spread stopped. Fire holding at 30 acres. Crews to remain overnight to construct and reinforce lines.

Social Media | Hashtags being used for this incident.  #Sterlingfire #SBCoFire #SanBernardinoNF

Updates | More will come when info is received.

 

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CA Wildfire: Pilot Fire | August 14, 2016

Incident Summary

San Bernardino National Forest, CA | The Pilot started on 8/7/2016 around 1210 Hours PDT from an unknown cause.  It is still under investigation.  The fire is located between Pilot Rock Ridge and State Highway 173 in Hisperia, California.

Resources

The fire is under Unified Command with CAL Fire’s San Bernardino Unit and the with the San  Bernardino County Sheriff Office.

There are 960 firefighters assigned to this incident alongside the aid of 30 Crews, 37 Engines, 3 Dozers, 7 Water Tenders and 10 Helicopters.

Photo Credit: Bernie Deyo (Permission Given)

Size & Containment

The fire has consumed 8,110 acres forcing many evacuations.  Fire crews have 98% containment status.

Current Conditions

Fire Managers expect minimal spread with interior to burn some pockets within the perimeter.  Temps are expected to be in the 95-100’s range today with winds to be 15 mph from the SW and gusting up to 35 mph on ridge tops. RH will dip down to 15%.

Hashtags

Hashtags used for this fire are #PilotFire #CaWILDFIRE  #NWFireBlogCA

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CA Wildfire: Pilot Fire | August 12, 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

San Bernardino National Forest, CA | The Pilot started on 8/7/2016 around 1210 Hours PDT from an unknown cause on Forest Lands.  It is still under investigation.

The fire is located between Pilot Rock Ridge and State Highway 173 in Hisperia and near  Deer Lodge Park, Lake Arrowhead and Silverwood Lake State Recreation Areas in California.

Aircraft working Pilot Fire

Aircraft working the Pilot Fire (Source: Inciweb)

CURRENT FIRE STATUS

The fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoking.  Crews have reached a 80% status.

Zero structures have been damaged or destroyed, however the cost-to-date is $9.9Million.

RESOURCES

The fire is under Unified Command with CAL Fire’s San Bernardino Unit and with the San  Bernardino County Sheriff”s Office.

There are currently  1117 personnel alongside the support of 47 Crews, 49 Engines, 15 Dozers,11 Water Tenders, 13 Helicopters, 8 Air Tankers assigned to this incident.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Incident Cooperators are Agencies and organizations that come together to form one cooperative.  Here is the compiled list of those who have been working tirelessly on the fire from the top as Fire Managers, Firefighters, Support personnel, Air and ground resources to those who take care of them:

Emergency Services

  • American Red Cross
  • CA Office of Emergency Services
  • San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services

Fire Partners

  • BLM
  • Apple Valley Fire Protection District
  • Arrowbear FD
  • Big Bear Fire Authority
  • CAL Fire – Inyo
  • CAL Fire – Mono
  • CAL Fire – San Bernardino
  • CA Dept of Corrections
  • Idyllwood Fire Protection District
  • Kern County FD
  • Los Angeles County FD
  • Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District
  • Redlands FD
  • Riverside FD
  • San Bernardino County FD
  • San Diego FD
  • San Manuel FD

Law Enforcement

  • CA Highway Patrol
  • San Bernardino County Animal Control
  • San Bernardino County Sheriffs Office

Parks and Rec

  • CA State Parks

Transportation

  • CAL Trans

Utilities

  • SoCalGas
  • Southern California Edison

SIZE, CONTAINMENT STATUS

The fire has consumed 8,115 acres and has reached an 80% containment status

EVACUATIONS

As of 0900 this morning, all mandatory and advisory evacuations have been lifted.

CLOSURES

Highway 173 will be closed between Grass Valley and Rock Camp, along with previously closed roadways to allow for fire traffic only.  If you see responding fire resources, remember #MoveOver because it is the Law.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Proper Drone Use:  http://www.fs.fed.us/science-technology/fire/unmanned-aircraft-systems/responsible-use

Preparing for Wildfires:  http://www.readyforwildfire.org/

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags used for this fire are #PilotFire #CaWILDFIRE  #NWFireBlogCA

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CA Wildfire: Pilot Fire | August 10, 2016

Incident Summary

San Bernardino National Forest, CA | The Pilot started on 8/7/2016 around 1210 Hours PDT from an unknown cause.  It is still under investigation.  The fire is located between Pilot Rock Ridge and State Highway 173 in Hisperia, California.

Resources

The fire is under Unified Command with CAL Fire’s San Bernardino Unit and the with the San  Bernardino County Sheriff Office.  There are 1746 firefighters assigned alongside the aid of 105 engines, 14 water tankers, 46 crews, 18 dozers and 12 helicopters.

Pilot Rock Ridge

Courtesy: Inciweb

Size & Containment

The fire has consumed 7,861 acres and forced many evacuations.  Fire crews have 64% containment status.

Mandatory Evacuations

Mandatory evacuations were conducted/orders still in effect for the following impacted communities:

  • Deer Lodge Park
  • Aleutian Drive
  • Klondike Drive
  • Evergreen Lane
  • Yukon Drive
  • Hwy 173 North & South from Hwy 138 to Arrowhead Lake Road
  • South of Rock Springs Rd to Kiowa Road
  • East of Santa Fe Road
  • South of Ranchero Road to Arrowhead Lake Rd
  • North of Spillway
  • Grass Valley Lake (Community)
  • N of Peninsula (Lake Arrowhead)
  • North Bay Road S to Hwy 173 (Lake Arrowhead)
  • South of Hwy 173 from North Bay Road to Grass Valley  Road (Lake Arrowhead)

Shelters 

People Shelters –  2 American Red Cross Shelters that are open residents:

  • Oak Hills High School, 7625 Cataba Road, Hisperia, CA
  • Rim of the Winds High School, 27400 California 18, Twin Peaks, CA

Animal Shelters

  • Devore Animal Shelter, 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino, CA (Small Animals)
  • Victorille Fairgrounds, 14800 Seventh Street, Victorville, CA (Large Animals)

Hashtags

Hashtags used for this fire are #PilotFire #CaWILDFIRE  #NWFireBlogCA

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VEGETATION FIRE | #Highway Fire |Update #6

Corona CA | Near Prado Basin

FIRE SIT REP

Update as of 1745 Hours PDT.

Acreage has now bee increased to 1020 from earlier reports of 938 with a 35% containment status.

AIR QUALITY

Heavy smoke will hang in the air for the next few days.  Those with allergies or sensitive to smoke should remain indoors.

RESOURCES

The number of resources have increased since CALFIRE’s last update last night around 2145 Hours PDT.  Here is a new count of resources on the fire ground.

  • 335 Firefighters
  • 34 Engine companies
  • 16 Overhead personnel
  • 2 Helicopters
  • 2 Air tankers
  • 14 Fire crews
  • 2 Water tenders
  • 2 Bulldozers

Incident Cooperators on scene are:

  • OES
  • Red Cross
  • CALFIRE/Riverside
  • CALFIRE/San Diego
  • CALFIRE/San Bernardino
  • CalEMA
  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District
  • City of Corona FD
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Pechanga FD
  • Riverside City FD
  • Riverside County FD
  • Riverside County Sheriffs Office

EVACUATIONS STATUS

Evacuations orders have been lifted for Bluff Road, Stagecoach Road, Homestead Road as of 00:00 Sunday, April 19, 2015.

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Road closures of River Road and Bluff, Bowden and Corridon, Smith and Rincon will be lifted at 6:00 p.m. tonight

 

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VEGETATION FIRE | Highway Fire |Update #5

Corona CA | Near Prado Basin

FIRE SIT REP

Update as of 1350 Hours PDT.

AIR QUALITY

Heavy smoke will hang in the air for the next few days.  Those with allergies or sensitive to smoke should remain indoors.

RESOURCES

The number of resources have increased since CALFIRE’s last update today at 1210 Hours PDT.  Here is a new count of resources on the fire ground.

  • 540 Firefighters
  • 54 Engine companies
  • 28 Overhead personnel
  • 2 Helicopters
  • 2 Air tankers
  • 23 Fire crews
  • 2 Water tenders
  • 2 Bulldozers

Incident Cooperators on scene are:

  • OES
  • American Red Cross
  • CALFIRE/Riverside
  • CALFIRE/San Diego
  • CALFIRE/San Bernardino
  • CalEMA
  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District
  • City of Corona FD
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Pechanga FD
  • Riverside City FD
  • Riverside County FD
  • Riverside County Sheriffs Office

TRAVEL ADVISORIES

Drivers are being cautioned to drive slowly due to low lying smoke and fire equipment working in the area.

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VEGETATION FIRE | Highway Fire |Update #4

Corona CA | Near Prado Basin

FIRE SIT REP

Update as of 1140 Hours PDT.

The fire has been remapped out with 938 acres with a 25% containment status.  Firefighters continue with agressive fire suppression efforts.

AIR QUALITY

Heavy smoke will hang in the air for the next few days.  Those with allergies or sensitive to smoke should remain indoors.

RESOURCES

The number of resources have increased since CALFIRE’s last update last night around 2145 Hours PDT.  Here is a new count of resources on the fire ground.

  • 335 Firefighters
  • 34 Engine companies
  • 16 Overhead personnel
  • 2 Helicopters
  • 2 Air tankers
  • 14 Fire crews
  • 2 Water tenders
  • 2 Bulldozers

Incident Cooperators on scene are:

  • OES
  • Red Cross
  • CALFIRE/Riverside
  • CALFIRE/San Diego
  • CALFIRE/San Bernardino
  • CalEMA
  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District
  • City of Corona FD
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Pechanga FD
  • Riverside City FD
  • Riverside County FD
  • Riverside County Sheriffs Office

EVACUATIONS STATUS

Evacuations orders have been lifted for Bluff Road, Stagecoach Road, Homestead Road as of 00:00 Sunday, April 19, 2015.

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Highways 71 and 91 are open.

 

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VEGETATION FIRE | Highway Fire |Update #3

Corona CA | Near Prado Basin

FIRE SIT REP

Firefighters spent Saturday night, April 18, 2015, working to try to contain the fast-moving wildfire. Steep and difficult terrain has impacted their efforts but additional resources have arrived and area working to aid their hardworking efforts.

At 00:00, the fire was listed at 300 acres with a 15% containment status.  Evacuations were lifted at 0600 Hours on April 19, 2015.

The cause is still unknown and is under investigation.

RESOURCES

The number of resources have increased since CALFIRE’s last update last night around 2145 Hours PDT.  Here is a new count of resources on the fire ground.

  • 335 Firefighters
  • 34 Engine companies
  • 16 Overhead personnel
  • 2 Helicopters
  • 2 Air tankers
  • 14 Fire crews
  • 2 Water tenders
  • 2 Bulldozers

Incident Cooperators on scene are:

  • OES
  • Red Cross
  • CALFIRE/Riverside
  • CALFIRE/San Diego
  • CALFIRE/San Bernardino
  • CalEMA
  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District
  • City of Corona FD
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Pechanga FD
  • Riverside City FD
  • Riverside County FD
  • Riverside County Sheriffs Office

EVACUATIONS

Evacuations orders have been lifted. Evacuations of residents on Bluff Road, Stagecoach Road, Homestead Road.

UPDATE

We are waiting to hear back from CALFIRE after a briefing was around 0800 to get a new update and see what the day holds for air support and fire tactics.

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VEGETATION FIRE | Highway Incident | Update #2

The fire event named “HighwayIncident” is located on Highways 71 and 91 in Corona, California, near the Prado Basin in Riverside County, California.

FIRE SUMMARY

The fire was reported on 4/18/15 [Saturday] at 1200 Hours PDT.  The cause is unknown and under investigation at this time.  0% containment status.

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS

Due to the acreage exploding heading towards communities, mandatory evacuations are under way for the following communities:

  • Bluff Road
  • Stagecoach Rd
  • Homestead Rd

SHELTER INFORMATION

The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at Riley Gymnasium, located at 3900 Acacia in Norco.

Also an evacuation center for equestrian is located at Ingalls Park, 100 6th Street in Norco.

RESOURCES

Resources have been increased to assist with fire suppression in the difficult terrain with the following in fire ground operations:

  • 245 Firefighters
  • 32 Engines
  • 16 Overhead team
  • 1 Medic Squad on scene
  • 2 Helicopters [have heard unable to fly at night]
  • 2 Airtankers
  • 3 Fire Crews
  • 1 Water tender
  • 2 Bulldozers
  • OES – Active

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Firefighters on scene are from the following agencies:

  • CALFIRE/Riverside
  • CALFIRE/San Bernardino
  • CALFIRE/San Diego
  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District
  • City of Corona FD
  • Pechanga FD
  • Riverside FD

WEATHER

Current weather conditions are 62-degrees with 0% precipitation, partially clear with winds NW 5 mph.

THREATS

Currently, 200 homes are threatened.  The fire is now at 175 acres.

ABOUT THE AREA

The fire is located in Corona, California located in Riverside County with an estimated population [2010] of 152,374 residents.  It’s borders Norco & Riverside are to the NE.  East Vale to the North.  Chino Hills is located to the NW.

Corona, a 38.9 squre mile City is situated at the upper end of the Santa Ana River Canyon.  The Prado Dam where the fire is near is an earth filled dam which creates the Prado Flood Control Basin, is located above Highways 71 and 91.

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