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Friday, January 14, 2011

CA-RRU- Haun IC - Menifee-Murrieta 15 acres; 75% #CaFire

#WildlandFire Haun Fire in Menifee-Murrieta, Southwest Riverside County, 15 acres; 25 percent contained. There are no homes threatened or evacuations necessary.
Update: 1-15 1000hrs: *Haun Fire* 15 acres, 75% contained, Full control is expected early this evening.
Update: 1800hrs Haun fire is 15 acres and 25% contained, firefighters will be on scene overnight. Full control expected by afternoon 1-15-11.
Update: 1700hrs 10-12 acres, Winds calming.
Update: 1530hrs: One person was injured when a Calfire engine heading to the fire was involved in a traffic accident at Antelope and Scott roads, Patterson said. The injuries were described as minor to moderate, she said. 1 patient from the passenger vehicle has been transported with minor to moderate injuries. Firefighters were not injured in the accident. Engine was taken out of service.
The crash will be investigated by the California Highway Patrol. It occurred at 3:36 p.m.
Update: 1400hrs 8 to 10 acres. Gusty winds w/ active spotting.

Initial Attack: Initial size-up 2 acres with the potential of 25, Initially Calfire spokeswoman Cheri Patterson described the blaze as a “small spot” along a hillside known as the Menifee Ridge.
Motorists reported driving along Interstate 15 and Interstate 215 reporting seeing smoke coming from the area between Menifee and Murrieta.
The area is off Wright Road and Shauna Charmain, the area is remote and fire crews are apparently having difficulty reaching the location, according to radio communications.
 Location: Wright Rd X Shauna Charmain Lane (TB 898 B4)
CAL FIRE engine involved in accident while responding to Haun Fire.

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San Diego: A Cal Fire helicopter drops water on a fire burning in the hills south of Scott Road in Menifee Friday afternoon. Smoke from the wind-driven fire could be seen throughout Murrieta and Temecula.
Photo Credit: SWRNN
Problems: Access due to terrain
Weather: 68°F | °C Current: Clear Wind: N at 4 mph Humidity: 28%
Resources: RRU, MFD, MVU - Riverside County, including the Murrieta Fire Department and Riverside County Fire Department/Cal Fire, Pechanga Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management were also contributing.
Engines: 15
Helicopters: 2
Truck Co: 0 Squad: 0 Air Attack: 0
Firefighters: 146 RVC Medics: 0 Air Tankers: 0
Fire Crews: 6
Water Tenders: 2
Bulldozers: 3
Overhead Personnel: 6 AMB's: 0
More info:
RRU CARRU-4351 - Riverside County Incident Page Link Hotlist Link Link

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