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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CA-BDF-Sierra, San Bernardino N.F. and S.B. County 200 acres, 40% contained, Howes IC #CaFire

Sierra CA-BDF-12675, San Bernardino National Forest San Bernardino County

The Sierra fire started shortly before 4:00 pm Tuesday. It is burning near the base of Cajon Pass northwest of I-15 and north of Glen Helen Parkway. Growth potential is low.

Evacuations: Mandatory Evacs for Glen Helen West of the 15 freeway,
Road Closures: 
NB I-15 between Glen Helen and Sierra. 

An evacuation center was set up at the Jessie Turner Center 15556 Summit Ave. in Fontana phone (909) 854-5100. 
Animals may be taken to the Devore Animal Shelter 19777 Shelter Way San Bernardino CA 92407 phone (909) 386-9820.

Update 9-26 0700: 
Update 9-25 0700: 200 acres, 40% contained, Howes IC
Update 2100: 200 plus acres and the fire is moving north, BDF is in unified command with S.B. County Fire, XRI 6074C being requested for tomorrow morning.
Update 1730: 150 Acres, 0% containment, Mandatory Evacuations for Glen Helen West of the 15 freeway, shutting down Glen Helen Parkway. Also, a farm with 200+ animals 1 mile from the fire.
Update 1700: Per I.C. fire is now 150 acres. Request for 5 type 3 strike teams. All strike teams immediate need.IC ordering 5 type 1 crews and also 2 helitankers from Angeles
Update 1620: ICP on Glen Helen Parkway, 30 acres and RROS, Exotic animal farm with 200+ animals 1 mile from the fire
Update (1600ish twitter):

  1. : , Traffic advisory in effect for I-15, freeway remains open. ICP on Glen Helen Parkway
  2. Tiny Klout Flag66CAL FIRE NEWS ‏@CalFireNews4h
    CA-BDF- SB-15 between Glen Helen and Sierra Acres: 200+ acres, burning in chaparral; rapid spread.

Sierra IC - San Bernardino National Forest
Start Time: 15:59
Location: NB I-15 between Glen Helen and Sierra. 
IA Acres: 10
ROS: Rapid, Rapid rate of spread, burning in chaparral.
ROC: Potential for 100+ acres, burning in chaparral; moderate to rapid spread. Threat to power lines and nearby structures. Evacuations of nearby residences are being ordered.
Structure threat: Yes

Terrain: steep rugged
Fuels: Chaparral
Special Hazards: High Wind Warning in effect from noon Wednesday to 8 am PDT
Thursday, areas of west winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph.
Isolated gusts to 65 mph.
Resources: 2nd alarm, BDF/BDC/BDU, AA 12, T-911 onscene
Radio Frequencies: Air-Air 164.8750
Weather Info: 88°, 19% RH, winds south southwest 16 mph; gusts 22 mph

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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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