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Monday, May 9, 2011

CA-BDF-Momyer - San Bernadino County 150+ Acres

The Momyer Fire began yesterday, May 8, 2011 at approximately 10:30 a.m., and is actively burning in the San Gorgonio Wilderness in steep, rugged terrain. The fire is burning in a north/north east direction, west of Alger Creek and north of the Momyer Trail.

CDF Heli-tanker working Momyer Wildland Fire
Credit: USDA Forest Service

Fire activity: Active burning between midnight and 5:00 a.m. this morning.
Six crews will hike into the fire area this morning to relieve the four night shift crews. Available air resources include: 3 medium helicopters, 1 Type 1 helicopter, 2 air tankers (if needed)

Update: 5-9-1200hrs  150 acres, The Momyer and Vivian Creek Trails are closed until further notice.
Update: 5-8-1330hrs 10 acres with moderate ROS, 1/2 mile spotting observed, evacuating public from the ten thousand foot ridge area.
IA: #Wildfire 1/2 acre fire above Forrest Falls.
Date of Origin: Sunday May 08th, 2011 approx. 10:30 AM
Location: San Gorgonio Wilderness
Crews: Oak Glen 3, 7, Prado 2, 3, Fenner Canyon 3, 6, Pilot Rock 1, 2, 3, Fuego Rangers, Rincon
Aircraft: AA310, 2 AT(Tankers 70 and 75) on order, one T-1 Helo, CDF 902, CDF 305, ORC 3, 212AH
Cause: Under Investigation
Related info: Cal Fire has not staffed on-call air-tankers as usual. Cal Fire has decided to not start air-tankers  until May 15th.  

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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