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Sunday, March 24, 2013

SBCFD: 5 Suspicious Brush Fires, 3 Acres Total Contained.

Multiple Brush Fires Burn Start In Old Waterman Canyon as Fire Season Approaches
Date: March 21, 2013
Location: Hwy 18 @ Lower Waterman Canyon Road
City of San Bernardino
Time of the call: 14:45 HRS
Number of Units: Numerous apparatus from San Bernardino Fire Dept,
US Forest Service and CalFire responded
Number of Firefighters: 30 Firefighters

Additional information:
· Reports received through 911 of multiple small fires burning in the area of Hwy 18 at Old Waterman Canyon road near the entrance of Arrowhead Springs Resort.
· San Bernardino Fire units assisted by US Forest Service and Cal Fire personnel made their way through rugged terrain to contain what appeared to be five separate fires slowly burning in light grass and brush. Total acreage from all fires was estimated at 3 acres.
· Firefighters were able to contain all fires within a couple hours and eliminating any threat to structures.
· Cause of the fire remains suspicious while the investigation continues. 

San Bernardino City Fire Department Press Release
PIO Assigned: Engineer Rodd Mascis @ (909)630-3969 
Follow up Info: Battalion Commander @ (909)384-5401 
**As fire season quickly approaches the San Bernardino Fire Department wishes to remind everyone to maintain clearance of brush and vegetation from around all structures.**

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