Update: 8:00 p.m. Fire is 80% contained. Full containment expected by 6:00 a.m. March 15th.
PINYON fire was reported about 2:30 p.m. north of Highway 74 and Highway 371 in Riverside County, Seven acres burned before forward spread stopped about 4 p.m.Firefighters had 80 percent of the blaze contained by 8 p.m., according to CalFire.
10 fire engines with 77 firefighters are battling the blaze.
No buildings are threatened and there have not been any reports of injuries.
Incident Name: Pinyon (CONTAINED) Incident Number: CARRU-27496Date Reported: 03/15/2013 Time Reported: 2:32 PM
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Incident Location: North of Hwy 74 and Hwy 371 City: Pinyon
Cause: Loss: $0 Save: $0
Fatalities: 0 Critical: 0 Moderate: 0 Minor: 0 Non-Injury: 0
Transported Ground Ambulance(s): 0 Air Ambulance(s): 0
Containment Time: 03/16/2013 0600 Control Time:
Engines: 1 Helicopter(s): 0 Truck Co: 0
Fire Fighters: 20 RVC Medic(s): 0 Air Tankers: 0
Overhead Personnel: 0 Ambulance(s): 0 Fire Crew(s): 1
County OES: No Fire Prev.: Yes Water Tenders: 1
Utilities: No Bulldozers: 0
Red Cross: No Displaced Persons: No Adult(s): 0 Child: 0
Cooperating Agencies: Bureau of Indian Affairs, CAL FIRE/Riverside, California Highway Patrol – Indio, Riverside County Fire Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, USFS – San Bernardino
Current Situation: Update 3/16/2013 08:00 a.m.: Fire contained at 6:00 a.m. One engine, one fire crew and one water tender will be on scene today. Update 8:00 p.m.: Fire is 80% contained. Full containment expected by 6:00 a.m. March 15th. Update 4:55 p.m. - The fire is 70% contained. Firefighters will remain on scene for approximately 4-5 hours for overhaul. Update 4:13 p.m. - The forward rate of spread has stopped at 7 acres. Update 3:52 p.m. - The fire is now seven acres and holding. CAL FIRE/Riverside, along with the USFS (San Bernardino) is on scene of a wildland fire in the Pinyon area. The fire is currently six acres and burning at a moderate rate. No structure threat. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.Evacuations: No Evacuation Comments:
Prepared By: Jody Hagemann Prepared Date/Time: 03/16/2013 0820