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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CA-RRU Macy Fire Lake Elsinore Ortega Highway in El Cariso

Macy Fire Vegetation Fire - Riverside County

Macy Fire Vegetation Fire - Riverside County
Macy Fire

The Macy Fire was reported near the Lookout Roadhouse restaurant in the 32000 block of Ortega Highway at about 7:15 p.m. and is currently threatening at least one structure.

CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters and Fire engines are currently staged for structure protection. 

Road Closures: Ortega Highway /Highway 74 was closed from the lookout to Grand Avenue.CHP has closed Highway 74 from the lookout to Grand Avenue in both directions.
(For updates on road conditions please contact CHP at 

UPDATE 7/15/15 @ 9:15 p.m. - The fire is now five acres and 5% contained. Steep terrain is hampering containment. The forward rate of spread has been stopped. Extended commitment time for resources on scene. Aircraft was released (due to lack of daylight) and has been ordered for tomorrow morning.

Incident Name: Macy
Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire
ROC: 2 acres of heavy brush on fire, moderate to rapid rate of spread, heading down hill, with one immediate structure threat, and potential of a couple hundred acres.
Incident Address: Near the Lookout Restaurant CNF Incident Number: CA-RRU-79745
Community: El Cariso Date Reported: 7/15/2015
Time Reported: 7:14 PM
Resources Assigned
Firefighters: 283 Helicopters: 3 Utilities: No
Engine Companies: 25 Air Tankers: 2 Air Attack: Yes
Truck Companies: 1 Fire Crews: 7 OES: No
Overhead Personnel: 7 Water Tenders: 3 American Red Cross: No
Fire Investigator: No Bulldozers: 2 Displaced Persons: No
RVC Medics: 0 Ambulance Air: 0 Ground: 1
Specialized Equipment: None,
Cooperating Agencies
American Medical Response, CAL FIRE/Riverside, CAL FIRE/San Bernardino, CAL FIRE/San Diego, California Highway Patrol – Border, Riverside County Fire Department, Southern California Edison, USFS – Cleveland.

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