Thursday, October 25, 2007

Southern California Fires at a Glance...

Last modified on October 25, 2007, 02:12 pm
CURRENT STATUS OF INCIDENTS

Southern California Fires at a Glance...

San Diego County
Witch Fire197,990 acres – 20% contained
Harris Fire – 81,100 acres – 10% contained
Poomacha Fire – 35,000 acres – 20% contained
Rice Fire – 9,000 acres – 30% contained
Horno/Ammo Fire – 10,000 acres – 40-50% contained
Wilcox Fire – 100 acres – 100% contained
Cajon Fire – 250 acres – 100% contained
McCoy Fire – 300 acres – 100% contained
Coronado Hills Fire – 300 acres – 100% contained

San Bernardino County
Slide Fire – 11,600 acres – 10% contained
Grass Valley Fire - 1,100 acres – 40% contained
Martin Fire – 123 acres – 100% contained
Walker Fire – 160 acres 100% contained

Orange County
Santiago Fire – 23,00 acres – 30% contained

Los Angeles County
Ranch Fire – 55,756 acres – 70% contained
Canyon Fire – 4,500 acres – 85% contained
Magic Fire – 2,824 acres – 100% contained
Buckweed Fire – 38,356 acres – 100% contained
Meadowridge Fire – 40 acres - 100% contained

Santa Barbara County
Sedgewick Fire – 710 acres – 100% contained

Riverside County
Rosa Fire – 411 acres – 100% contained
Roca Fire – 270 acres – 100% contained

Ventura County
Nightsky Fire – 35 acres – 100% contained

Harris Fire
Harris Ranch Road & Hwy 94
San Diego County

This fire has burned 81,100 acres and is 10 percent contained. The fire started October 21 and is burning at Harris Ranch Road and both sides of Highway 94 in Portrero in San Diego County. There have been 25 civilian injuries and one death as well as seven firefighter injuries on this fire. An estimated 200 homes have been destroyed or damaged. 1,500 homes are still threatened.

4500 people have been evacuated and additional evacuations are being ordered. The communities of Chula Vista, San Diego, San Miguel, Portrero, Barrett Junction, Barett Lake area, Engineer Springs, Dulzura, Deerhorn Valley, Lawson Valley, Jamul, Lyons Valley and homes along Millar Ranch Road are threatened. 1,611 firefighters are assigned under unified command. The estimated cost of this fire to date is $3.4 million. Harris Fire Information Line (619) 590-3160.

Evacuation Order Downgraded for Communities of Potrero and Tecate 10/25/07

Harris Fire Fact Sheet 10/25/07 AM

Harris Fire Evacuation Order Lifted for Residents in the Otay Lakes and Thousand Trails Area 10/25/07

Harris Fire Evacuation Warning 10/24/07

Witch Fire
Witch Creek Area East of Ramona
San Diego County

This fire has burned 197,990 acres and is 20 percent contained. Mandatory evacuations are in place for the community of Julian and there is still a threat to Pine Hills, Cuyamaca, Wynola, Santa Ysabel, Alpine, and Harbison Canyon. Fire progression has slowed to the west, southwest, and northwest. Residents are being allowed to return to portions of the communities of Poway, Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego and Rancho Bernardo. Wildcat Canyon is closed. Highway 67 is closed from Poway to Ramona.

645 homes, 30 commercial properties, and 50 outbuildings have been destroyed. 250 homes, 10 commercial properties and 50 outbuildings have been damaged. 5,000 residences, 1,500 commercial properties, and 300 outbuildings are currently threatened. 22 firefighters have been injured on this fire. 2,619 firefighters are assigned to this incident under unified command. The estimated cost of this fire to date is $5.3 million. Witch Fire Information Line (619) 590-3160.

Poomacha Fire
Highway 76, Pauma Valley
San Diego County

This fire started October 23 as a structure fire on the Lajolla Indian Reservation. It has burned 35,000 acres and is 20 percent contained. 50 homes have been destroyed and 2,000 homes are threatened currently.

Evacuations are in progress in Valley Center. The communities of Valley Center, Rincon, Pauma Valley, Hidden Meadows, Deer Springs, Vista and Palomar are threatened. This fire has resulted in 12 firefighter injuries. 859 firefighters are currently assigned to this fire under unified command with CAL FIRE and the Cleveland National Forest. The estimated cost of this fire to date is $950,000. Poomacha Fire Information Line (760) 751-7600.

Slide Fire
San Bernardino National Forest
Green Valley Lake near Running Springs
San Bernardino County


This fire has burned 11,600 acres at Green Valley Lake near Running Springs in San Bernardino County and is currently 10 percent contained. 200 homes and 3 outbuildings have burned.

10,000 homes continue to be threatened. The entire community of Green Valley was surrounded by the fire and was evacuated. More than 2,000 people are at evacuation centers. Mandatory evacuations are also in place for Running Springs, Fredalba, Green Valley Lake, and Arrow Bear. The communities of Live Oak, Smiley Park, Running Spring, Cavalry Chapel Camp, National Children’s Forest and Visitors Center, Arrowbear Lake, Snow Valley and Nordic Rim Ski Areas and Deer Lick are all threatened. All roads into the mountain communities are closed.

1,359 firefighters currently are assigned to this fire under unified command. The estimated cost of this fire to date is $2.5 million. Slide Fire Information Line (909) 383-5688.

Grass Valley Fire
San Bernardino National Forest
San Bernardino County

This fire has burned 1,100 acres and is 40 percent contained. The fire is northwest of Lake Arrowhead. 100 structures have been lost, and more than 6,000 homes remain threatened. There are mandatory evacuation for areas from Crestline to Snow Valley. Voluntary evacuations are in place for Cedar Pines Park and Valley of Enchantment. Evacuation Center have been established at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino and Victorville Fairgrounds in Victorville.

State Highway 18 is closed from 40th/Waterman to the Big Bear Dam, State Highway 330 is closed at Highland to Hwy 18, State Highway 138 is closed at State Highway 173. Residents may leave via these highways (except 330) but cannot go back up into the Mountains. Access to Big Bear is via Hwy 38 from I-10 in Redlands or from Hwy 18 through the Hi-Desert in Lucerne Valley.

1,020 firefighters are assigned to this incident. The estimated cost of this fire to date is $2 million. Grass Valley Fire Information Line (909) 383-5688.

Santiago Fire
Santiago Canyon Road at Silverado Canyon Road

Orange County

This fire has burned 23,000 acres and is now 30 percent contained. The fire is burning at Santiago Canyon Road and Silverado Canyon Road in Irvine, Orange County. 3,000 homes are threatened in the communities of Silverado, Modjeska, Trabuco, Live Oak, Williams, Holy Jim, and Cleveland National Forrest. Fourteen homes and eight outbuildings have been destroyed. Highway 241 is closed from Santiago Canyon to Highway 133. Portola Parkway and portions of Jamboree Road in Irvine are closed. 1,060 people are assigned to this incident and four firefighter injuries have been reported. The estimated cost of this fire to date is $2.75 million.

The Santiago Fire has been determined to be arson-caused. Santiago Fire Information Line (714) 573-6200.

Horno/Ammo Fire
Camp Pendleton
San Diego County

The Horno/Ammo Fire has burned 17,000 acres since October 23. It is currently 40-50 percent contained. The Horno Fire has two heads, one north bound tied into Basilone Road and the other south bound tied into Aliso Canyon Road. Firing Operations are being conducted on the northern head from San Onofre to Camp Horno and along Canyon Road to Bailone Road. For information on area relocations, please contact the Horno/Ammo Fire Information Line at (866) 430-2764.

Rice Fire
Rice Canyon
San Diego County

This fire has burned 9,000 acres in Rice Canyon in Northern San Diego County and is 30 percent contained. 206 homes, 2 commercial properties and 40 outbuildings have been destroyed. 400 homes are threatened currently. Evacuation orders are in effect for Fallbrook and outlying areas affecting 35,000 residents. One firefighter injury has been reported. Fire spread has slowed due to decreased winds, however, the fire has potential for increased growth. 1,095 firefighters are assigned to this fire under unified command. The estimated cost of this fire is $1.2 million. Rice Fire Information Line (619) 590-3160.

Ranch Fire
Angeles National Forest
Los Angeles County

This fire has burned 55,756 acres since October 20 and is 70 percent contained. The fire is burning six miles north of Castaic in Los Angeles County. All evacuations have been lifted. One home and eight outbuildings have been destroyed. 905 personnel are assigned to this incident and one firefighter has been injured. The estimated cost of this fire to date is $7 million. Ranch Fire Information Line (626) 821-6700.

Canyon Fire
Malibu Canyon
Los Angeles County

This fire has burned 4,200 acres and is 85 percent contained. Evacuations have been lifted. 22 structures have been damaged or destroyed. Three injuries have been reported. The estimated cost of this fire to date is $4.2 million. Canyon Fire Information Line (323) 881-2411.

CONTAINED

Cajon Fire
I-15/Kenwood in Devore
San Bernardino County

This fire started October 22 and has burned 250 acres. The fire is 100 percent contained. Cajon Fire Information line (909) 383-5688.

Rosa Fire
Near Temecula
Riverside County

This fire burned 411 acres and is 100 percent contained. Two outbuildings were destroyed by this fire. Evacuations have been lifted and residents may return to their homes. All roads are open. 223 firefighters are assigned to this incident. The cause of this fire is arson. Rosa Fire Information Line (951) 940-6985.

Sedgewick Fire - FINAL
Brinkerhoff Rd/Sedgewick Ranch/ Figueroa Mountain
Santa Barbara County

This fire, caused by arching power lines, burned 710 acres and is now 100 percent contained. 30 personnel are assigned to this fire. Sedgewick Fire Information Line (805) 681-5546.

Coronado Hills Fire - FINAL
South of Cal State San Marcos
San Diego County


This fire started October 22 and burned 250 acres south of Cal State San Marcos in San Diego County. Two outbuildings were destroyed in Discovery Hills and San Marcos. It is now 100 percent contained. Coronado Hills Fire Line (619) 590-3160.

Roca Fire
East of Temecula
Riverside County

The Roca Fire burned 270 acres since October 21 and is 100 percent contained. All evacuation orders have been lifted.One home was destroyed and one injury was reported. Roca Fire Information Line (951) 940-6985.

Walker Fire
Northwest of Lake Arrowhead
San Bernardino County

This fire burned 160 acres northwest of Lake Arrowhead in San Bernardino County and is now 100 percent contained. The evacuation center is now closed. Four engines remain on scene. Walker Fire Information line (909) 383-5688.

McCoy Fire
Cleveland National Forest
San Diego County

This fire burned 300 acres and is 100 percent contained. The fire started October 21 in the Boulder Creek/Eagle Peak area of San Diego County. One residence and one outbuilding were destroyed. McCoy Fire Information Line (619) 590-3160.

Wilcox Fire
Camp Pendleton
San Diego County

This 100 acre fire on Camp Pendleton is now 100% contained. Wilcox Fire Information Line (866) 430-2764.

Meadowridge Fire
Santa Clarita - 14 Freeway, San Fernando
Los Angeles County

This 40 acre fire began at 12:30 October 23 and is now 100 percent contained. No communities are currently threatened. 182 firefighters are assigned to this fire under Los Angeles County command. Meadowridge Fire Information Line (323) 881-2411.

Buckweed Fire
Mint Canyon Road at Sierra Hwy
Los Angeles County

This fire burned 38,356 acres and is 100 percent contained. The fire started October 21 and is burning at Mint Canyon Road and Sierra Highway in Los Angeles County toward Magic Mountain. Residents may return to their homees. Roads are open except for Bouquet Canyon at Vasquez and Vasquez at Sierra due to bridge damage. 21 homes and 22 outbuildings were destroyed and 15 homes were damaged. Three civilians and one firefighter were injured. 874 firefighters are assigned to this incident. The estimated cost of this fire to date is $5.8 million. Buckweed Fire Information Line (323) 881-2411.

Magic Fire - FINAL
Old Cross Road at Magic Mountain Parkway
Los Angeles County

The Magic Fire has burned 2,824 acres since October 22 and is now 100 percent contained. 5 Los Angeles County firefighters are assigned to this fire. Magic Fire Information Line (323) 881-2411.

Martin Fire
Martin Ranch Road at Meyers Road
San Bernardino County

This fire in the San Bernardino National Forest began at 9 a.m. October 23 and has burned 123 acres. It is 100 percent contained. 77 firefighters are assigned to this incident under unified command and one firefighter injury has been reported. One home has been damaged. No structures are threatened at this time. All evacuation notices have been lifted.

Nightsky Fire - FINAL
2 miles south of Moorpark
Ventura County

This fire is in Ventura County and began at 10:35 a.m. October 21 and burned 35 acres. It is 100 percent contained.

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