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Etiwanda Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 5/17/2014

Approximate Location

34.176 latitude, -117.538 longitude

Incident Overview

This map shows the perimeter of the Etiwanda Fire as of May 2, 2014

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The Etiwanda Fire started at approximately 8:00 am on April 30, 2014. It burned 2143 acres and is fully contained.

Investigators have determined that the Etiwanda Fire was started by an escaped illegal campfire. They believe the illegal campfire may have been smoldering for a few days until the strong winds blew embers into nearby brush. Wood and charcoal fires are only permitted in designated campgrounds and picnic areas and never in the general forest area. Forest and fire officials are asking for the public’s assistance. If you observed any hikers, or persons in the area, during the week leading up to the fire, please call the WeTip Hotline at 800-472-7766 or submit the tip on-line at http://wetip.com/submit-anonymous-tip-2

The North Etiwanda Preserve has been re-opened; for more information on the Preserve, please check www.sbcnep.org

For information on the Etiwanda Fire Burned Area Emergency Response Plan please see these two documents: BAER Approval Letter and Burned Area Report


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseIllegal Campfire
Date of OriginWednesday April 30th, 2014 approx. 08:00 AM
LocationNorth Etiwanda Preserve north of Rancho Cucamonga

Current Situation

Size2,143 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

grass and chaparral

Significant Events

3 minor firefighter injuries

Unit Information

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San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 S. Tippecanoe Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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