#GateFire | CA | Update 4

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | The Gate Fire is burning off of Hwy 94 and Otay Truck Trail, NW of Delzura, California.

Current Fire Status |  The wildfire has destroyed 1500 acres but fire crews have reached a successful 30% containment status.  They are working tirelessly to suppress / contain during every opportunity they reach.

Resources |  There are 11 Type 3 CAL Fire engines, 13 crews, 4 patrols, 2 bulldozers and 4 water tenders assigned to this fire incident.  This is as of 0600 hours this morning from CAL Fire directly.   There is a report on Social Media that

Evacuations | Evacuations of the Pio Pico Campground are still in effect due to damage to the infrastructure at the Campground.  All evacuees have been mostly relocated to the Red Cross Shelter located at Otay Ranch H.S. in Chula Vista.

Photo Credit: CAL Fire

An evacuation warning has been issued for the Delzura community.  Some  evacuated yesterday to the evacuation point of the Viejas Casino Parking Lot, but were allowed to return last night with a Law Enforcement escort.

If you are an evacuee and have a pet, please contact the San Diego Humane Society for assistance.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

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#GateFire | CA | Update 3

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | Fire officials are saying the newly corrected location of the original vegetation fire changed over to a wildfire dubbed the #GateFire is off of Highway 94 and Otay Truck trail.  It is just NW of Dulzura, California.

Current Fire Status | Since our last initial post, the fire has grown from 100 acres to a whopping 300 acres.  The ROS is still dangerous and rapid.  UPDATE (1450 Hours PDT) | 425 acres. 5% contained.

Resources | CAL Fire San Diego fire crews is all we know at this time.  We are waiting for a response from their PIO for the breakdown on resources, personnel and equipment.  We have not received a response at the time of this publication.

Evacuations | Evacuations of the Pio Pico Campground are now in effect.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

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#GateFire | CA | Update 3

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | Fire officials are saying the newly corrected location of the original vegetation fire changed over to a wildfire dubbed the #GateFire is off of Highway 94 and Otay Truck trail.  It is just NW of Dulzura, California.

Current Fire Status | Since our last initial post, the fire has grown from 100 acres to a whopping 300 acres.  The ROS is still dangerous and rapid.  UPDATE (1450 Hours PDT) | 425 acres. 5% contained.

Resources | CAL Fire San Diego fire crews is all we know at this time.  We are waiting for a response from their PIO for the breakdown on resources, personnel and equipment.  We have not received a response at the time of this publication.

Evacuations | Evacuations of the Pio Pico Campground are now in effect.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#GateFire | CA | Update 2

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | Fire officials are saying the newly corrected location of the original vegetation fire changed over to a wildfire dubbed the #GateFire is off of Highway 94 and Otay Truck trail.  It is just NW of Dulzura, California.

Current Fire Status | Since our last initial post, the fire has grown from 100 acres to a whopping 300 acres.  The ROS is still dangerous and rapid.

Resources | CAL Fire San Diego fire crews is all we know at this time.  We are waiting for a response from their PIO for the breakdown on resources, personnel and equipment.  We have not received a response at the time of this publication.

Evacuations | Evacuations of the Pio Pico Campground are now in effect.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#GateFire | CA | New!

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | The CAL Fire San Diego unit is reporting a vegetation fire broke out around 1130 Hours PDT on Saturday, May 20, 2017, off of Highway 94 and just South of Jamul in San Diego, California.

Current Fire Status | The IC is reporting a dangerous ROS.  When Fire officials reported the first update, the fire had burned only 10 acres but has since increased to 100 acres with a 0% containment status.

Resources | CAL Fire San Diego fire crews is all we know at this time.  We are waiting for a response from their PIO for the breakdown on resources, personnel and equipment.  We have not received a response at the time of this publication.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

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.

[c] 2015 THE NW FIRE BLOG