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Holy Fire

Unit Information

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

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Air and ground resources work to re-establish full containment of the fire line, including around the Santiago Peak spot fire, which a night flying helicopter has been assigned to monitor potential threats. Un-burned islands of vegetation and green patches continue to smolder throughout the fire area with minimal threats. Currently at 93% contained, full containment is not expected until September 2, which is subject to change.

Access within the fire area has been restricted including trails, recreational areas and campgrounds. Portions of North Main Divide will remain closed to allow crews to work safely along the road side. Residents who live off the North Main Road are allowed into the fire area. Forest Area Closure has been issued for the Holy Fire and adjacent land.

Suppression efforts will be primarily focused on line construction around the slop over area, extinguishing any remaining hot spots, and minimizing potential threats to the fire line and adjacent values. Suppression repair work will continue to meet standards set in the approved Suppression Repair Plan. The forest management team (type 3), which took over command on 8/18/2018 will manage the fire until it reaches full containment.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman Caused
Date of OriginMonday August 06th, 2018 approx. 01:30 PM
LocationHoly Jim/Trabuco Canyon
Incident CommanderUS Forest Service type 3 IC
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates33.691 latitude, -117.521 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel219
Size23,136 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained93%
Fuels Involved

Chaparral, short grass, brush


Planned Actions

Primary strategy remains to keep the fire within current containment lines. Suppression efforts will be primarily focused on locating and extinguishing any remaining hot spots and minimizing further threats to the fire line. Two Suppression Repair Groups have been established and will continue work to meet the standards set out in the approved Suppression Repair Plan. A BAER team has been conducting their analysis and recommendations are expected to be available soon.

Projected Incident Activity

Resources continue to patrol for hot spots in an effort to secure all portions of the fire perimeter. Occasional smoke from smoldering vegetation will continue to be seen from isolated spots within the burn area.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Warm, dry weather. Ridgetop winds. Continued Dry conditions for the fire above 2000ft during the day and night.