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Friday, July 17, 2015

CA-BDF- North Fire: Vegetation Fire San Bernardino County SOCAL IMT #3 Wakoski [Active Fire Map]

NORTH FIRE - CA-BDF-North - Vegetation Fire San Bernardino County

All evacuation orders and road closures have been lifted. Repopulation in the communities of Baldy Mesa and Oak Hills has begun

There have been no injuries. Multiple vehicles on Interstate 15 caught on fire when the North Fire crossed southbound lanes. 20 vehicles were destroyed, 10 damaged, 4 structures have been destroyed.

The fire eventually spread to a nearby residential/farming area and another 44 cars, three homes and eight outbuildings were lost. The firefighting crew of 1,000 was aided Saturday when storms moved in off the coast. As of 7 p.m. Saturday the fire had burned about 3,500 acres was 45 percent contained.

Update 7-19-15 1830: 4,250 acres, 75% Contained
Incident has transitioned to SOCAL IMT #3 Wakoski
CAL FIRE Team 5 (Smith) activated but not used on the incident
Repopulation in the communities of Baldy Mesa and Oak Hills continues.
Thunderstorms over the fire today resulted in flash flooding
The fire will not be staffed for night shift while conditions are reevaluated
18 vehicles, 2 big rigs burned in fast moving wildfire
Credit:  The Sun
#NorthFire 
Evacuations: Mandatory Evacuations for Baldy Mesa area, east of Sheep Creek rd., North of I-15, West of Hwy 395 and South of Phelan Rd. 
Mandatory evacuations in Baldy Mesa for areas: 
East of Sheep Creek Road
North of Hwy 138
West of I-15/Hwy 395
South of Phelan Road
(Please see the Evacuation Zone Map)
Evacuation Center for residents is at Serrano High School 9292 Sheep Creek Rd, Phelan
Animals can be taken to the Victor Valley Fairgrounds 14800 7th Street, Victorville
Evacuation center located at Serrano High School: 9292 Sheep Creek Rd. Phelan 92371Phone Numbers (909) 383-5688 (Public Call Center)
Road Closures: I-15 opened in both directions, One I-15 Southbound lane remains closed North / South Bound I-15 Lanes Shut Down Southbound Interstate 15 is closed. Northbound I-15 has two lanes open, but traffic is slow. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.


Fire map:


P2V-5 Tanker 44  west flank of the North Fire
 P2V-5 Tanker 44  west flank of the North Fire
Credit: Steve Whitby

CAL FIRE AT-72 - S-2 west flank of the North Fire
CAL FIRE AT-72 - S-2 west flank of the North Fire, Phelan Rd. and Baldy Mesa Rd. last night
Credit: Steve Whitby

Update 7-19-15 0830: 3,500 acres, 60% Contained
Incident has transitioned to SOCAL IMT #3 Wakoski
CAL FIRE Team 5 (Smith) activated but not used on the incident, 


Update 7-18-15 0830: OSCC - 3,500 acres, 5% Contained, 1000+ firefighters on scene
SOCAL IMT #3 Wakoski has been mobilized to incident
Wakoski scheduled to attend in briefing at 1200 today
CAL FIRE Team 5 (Smith) activated
I-15 opened in both directions, One I-15 Southbound lane remains closed
Structures remained threatened in the Baldy Mesa Area

Update 7-17-15 1930: 3,500 acres; 5% contained. - 18 vehicles, 2 big rigs burned.
Fire is in unified command with San Bernardino County Fire, CALFIRE, and San Bernardino County Sheriff.
Resources responding include: 22 engines
2 crews
4 water tenders
1 dozer
1 air attack plane
1 lead plane
3 helicopters
6 fixed wing tankers


Update 7-17-15 1830: AA says around 5000 acres now. ROS slow

Update 7-17-15 1630: 3,500 acres, 35% contained, 2 injuries, mandatory evacuations.

Update 7-17-15 1530:  Sheep creek drive any type engines 10 total for structure protection, IC requesting 5 additional AT's or the VLAT. IC just declared an MCI on the freeway civilian injuries from being burn over on the freeway, Per AA all air craft to protect life on the I-15 freeway.


Update 1435: Dispatch per WildCAD
07/17/2015 14:33 . 12E4/12K4 12E5 12E6 68R6 AA 12 ANF E338 ANF E37 BC31 BC32 CH1 CREW 1 CREW 5 DIV3 DIV9 Dozer 3 E12 E13 E16 E17 E19 E30 E31 E311 E314 E336 E337 E338 E339 E34 E35 E3637 E3648 E3R E51 E54 H301 H534 H554 PT33 Safety 1 WT12 WT234 WT32 WT56 BDF-9001
NORTH Wildfire NB 15 BETWEEN 138 AND OAKHILLS P5JY2D ENGR 33 Effective 
1425 34.318 x 117.510

North Fire Incident Information:Date/Time Started: July 17, 2015 2:50 pm Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit/ San Bernardino National Forest / San Bernardino County Fire Location: Highway 15 and Highway 138, north of Cajon Junction.GPS: Long/Lat: -117.478 longitude/34.339 latitude.Structure threats: Yes, Destroyed: 18 vehicles, 2 big rigs

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