Wednesday, May 27, 2009

CA-RRU- Oliver - Wildfire - Riverside County - 503 acres 100%

Wildland Fires Reported in the Inland Empire - CARRU-46619
Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire with at least two separate starts on the northwest side of Lake Perris State Recreation Area.

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Final Update: 5-28-09 0600hrs - 100% containment 5/28 0600 AM hours, 100% control at 5/28 6:00 PM hours.
Update: 2034 Hrs - 503 acres 80% - Estimated Containment: 5-28-09 0600 Hrs. -20 RV’s Relocated from the North Side of the Lake to the South Side of the Lake, Initial demob of IA resources to begin 5/27/09 at 2130 hours.
Update: 2000 Hrs -Fire investigators have determined the cause of the fires to be Arson. We are asking anyone with suspect information to contact the Riverside County Fire Department Anonymous Arson Hot Line at 1-800-633-2836.
Update: 1934 Hrs - updated acreage 503 acres. Estimated 100 percent containment 5/28 0600 AM hours, 100 percent control at 5/28 6:00 PM hours.
Update: 1803 Hrs - Fire is 50 percent contained. Firefighters are making great progress, no injuries or damage reported. fire investigators are on scene.
Update: 1800 Hrs - The fires have merged and burned a combined 250 acres of brush in Southern California. Potential of 750-1,000 Acres, Structure’s Threatened at the top of Oliver Street, No Structure Loss.
Update: 1730 Hrs - The Lake Perris State Recreation Area Campground has been evacuated as the fire has entered the inside perimieter of the park.
Update: 1725 Hrs - Fire is burning into Lake Perris campground crews now attempting firing operations per IC on RRU2 now 250 acres with potential of 500
Update: 1720Hrs - Large header showing - Immediate structure threat 10 Type 1 engines for structure protection. Fire is now approximately 250 acres with a potential of 500 acres.
Update: 1625Hrs -Potential for 50 acres no structure threat
Update: 1605Hrs - 2 separate fires, 1/4 apart from each other, approximately 20 acres of grass and brush.

Evacuations:
County fire spokeswoman Cheri Patterson says a campground at the Lake Perris State Recreation Area has been evacuated.
Patterson says there is moderate structure threat but could not say what kinds of structures those are.
Road closures: Via Del Lago at Iris Avenue/Moreno Beach and several streets around Oliver Street.
IA: 1547 Hrs. - Two fires about a quarter-mile apart - one fire at approximately one half acre and the second at approximately two acres.
ICP Location: Lower Campground at Lake Perris, Lot #9
Location: Oliver St. x Arla Ct., Moreno Valley - Lake Perris State Recreation Area - Northwest side of Lake Perris State Recreation Area, Moreno Valley area of Riverside County, about 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
Fire engines have been moved into a nearby neighborhood, ready to defend the homes.
Current resources: 400 firefighters including eleven crews, 35 engines, two dozers, two water tenders, four air tankers and two helicopters. Very large resource orders being filled.
13 CALFIRE Overhead, 2 OES Overhead, 8 CALFIRE Type III Engines, 3 Local Government Type I Engines, 5 Local Government Type III’s Engines, 4 RVC Type III Engines, 18 RVC Type I Engines, 11 CALFIRE Hand Crews, 1 RVC Water Tender, 1 Federal Water Tender, 1 RVC Communications Unit
Injuries: No injuries reported.
Current conditions: winds are not blowing hard but the brush is dry.

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