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Approximate Location

33.618 latitude, -117.421 longitude

Incident Overview

A wildfire started on the Trabuco Ranger District August 5, 2013. The wildfire is located off of the Ortega Highway near Decker Canyon, in Riverside. As of 9:00 a.m. tuesday morning the fire has burned 1416 acres. Due to the fire burning on the Trabuco Ranger District the San Mateo Wilderness, El Cariso Campground, Blue Jay Campground, the Firefighter Memorial Picnic Area and Wildomar OHV area are closed until further notice.

Road closures include the Ortega Hwy 74 from Lake Elsinore west San Antonio Parkway. Intermittent road openings to residents only.

Expected containment date: August 9, 2013.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday August 05th, 2013 approx. 10:00 AM
LocationEl Cariso Village
Incident CommanderMike Noble

Current Situation

Total Personnel255
Size1,416 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Chapparal (6')fine fuels

Significant Events

Portable incident radio repeater stolen from from its temporary operating location. Investigation is underway, details unknown at this time


Planned Actions

Continue to patrol and mop up 100 feet in. Continue fire suppression damage repair.

Projected Incident Activity



Unit Information

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Cleveland National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
10845 Rancho Bernardo Drive
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92127

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