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Saturday, September 3, 2011

CA-BDF-Hill Wildland Fire 1100 acres 30% - Location/Perimeter Map

Hill Wildfire Perimeter Map

Incident Name/Type: Hill CA-BDF-12829 Wildland Fire
  • Last Updated: 
  • Date/Time Started: September 2, 2011 1:00 pm
  • Administrative Unit: Incident is Unified Command (Wakoski, Chambers, Corley) Per BDF ECC
  • County: San Bernardino County
  • Location:  In the Cajon Pass, I-15 south of Oak Hills Rd, Oak Hills  
  • GPS: Latitude: 34.20, Longitude: -117.66
  • Acres Burned: Fire has burned 1,100 acres
  • ROS: Minimal fire behavior observed overnight.
  • Containment: 30% Contained.
  • Fuels: Chaparral, Pinyon-juniper woodland and grass
  • Conditions: The fire layed down over night with low temperatures and light winds. After 11 am weather predictions call for temperatures between 95 and 98 degrees, winds from 15 to 20 MPH, and humidity about 13 to 15%.
  • Structure Threats: 1500 residences, 100 commercial properties, and 500 outbuildings remain threatened in the Communities of Oak Hills, Baldy Mesa and Phelan.
  • Special Hazards: The following critical infrastructure remains threatened: Interstate 15, 40 KV transmission lines (Dept of Water and Power), Kinder Morgan gas pipelines, Southern Ca Edison utilities, Southern CA Gas utilities.
  • Damages:  1 home has been heavily damaged, 2 mobile homes were lost and 2 other structures were damaged. 
  • Evacuations:  The mandatory evacuation area is now west of Oak Hills Rd., East of Baldy Mesa and south of Mesquite. An evacuation center has been established at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville.
  • Significant Events:  DC-10 was making retardant drops on the fire. At least one home is heavily damaged, 2 mobile homes destroyed and 2 other unidentified structures were damaged.
  • Cause: 
  • Cooperating Agencies: 
  • Resources:  Resources on the fire include 72 fire engines, 5 dozers, 5 water tenders, 5 helicopters, 14 airtankers (including the DC-10) and 22 handcrews. Critical resource needs are being met.
  • Air Resources: Air Tanker 910 (DC-10) utilized.
  • Comms: 
  • Injuries:  One firefighter evacuated out for a medical emergency. A second firefighter suffered heat exhaustion.
  • Weather Info: 
  • RR Link: 
  • Agency Link:  CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit / San Bernardino National Forest 

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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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