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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CA-SBC- #RiverFire San Bernardino County Controlled Burn Escape 185 acres #CAFire


CA-SBF- River Fire San Bernardino County

 Los Angeles County Parks Department had been issued a permit to start a controlled burn fire to clear cattails in the Mojave Narrows, which strong winds soon caused it to spread uncontrollably after it was lit just before noon Tuesday. S
trong winds soon caused it to spread uncontrollably after it was lit just before noon Tuesday.

Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations were lifted overnight, Residents were able evacuate to Sitting Bull Middle School. 
Morning Update: SBCoFire and Sheriff personnel flew fire this morning & mapped the burn area at 185 acres. Expect heavy burning in riverbed today.
Morning Briefing:
"I'm pretty pissed off, I could have lost everything," Neigbor said.
 Resident Bonnie Penfold, whose Humvee was destroyed by the flames, was unhappy the blaze had been started deliberately.

Firefighters worked overnight to get to grips with the blaze, and it was 30 percent controlled by 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Location: 
San Bernardino County between Victorville and Apple Valley.
IA:
 70 acres 30-percent contained by Wednesday morning, per San Bernardino County Fire Department. @SBCOUNTYFIRE with 200 firefighters and aircraft battling the brush fire at a dry river bottom. 
Structure Threats: 7 structures had been also been threatened. 
Structure Loss: Shed was destroyed.
Notes and Concerns: A wood pile was set alight by a flying ember outside the home of Ermandina Quintania, who lives a quarter of a mile away from the fire itself. Luckily her neighbors helped her douse the flames.

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