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Old Water Fire

Unit Information

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

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Evening Update for the Old Water FireImage options: [ Full Size ]

Current Situation:  The Old Water Fire started at around 2:00 a.m. on October 24 along Highway 18, north of San Bernardino. Currently the fire is 145 acres and 85% contained. No growth has occurred on the fire since the afternoon of October 24. The increase in acreage is due to more accurate mapping of the fire perimeter. 

Firefighters will remain engaged in actively seeking out smoldering embers to prevent additional spots fires from occurring. 

At 6:00 p.m. on October 24, the management of the Old Water Fire transitioned to San Bernardino County Fire. The Forest Service will continue to provide support and equipment to the county, and will remain actively engaged with this fire.  Information on the Old Water fire has also transfer to San Bernardino Country Fire. Please follow @SBCOUNTYFIRE on twitter for updates or visit
Evacuations:  All Evacuations were lifted at 8:00 p.m. on October 24. 

Evacuation Shelter:  The Red Cross evacuation shelter at the San Gorgonio High School has been closed.

Roads and Highways:  Highway 18 and 40th Street were reopened at around 6:30 on October 24th.  Please use caution as large fire equipment will remain in the area for several days to monitor this fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginThursday October 24th, 2019 approx. 02:00 AM
LocationHighway 18 north of San Bernardino
Incident CommanderSan Bernardino County Fire
Incident DescriptionWind-driven wildland fire
Coordinates34.176 latitude, -117.27 longitude

Current Situation

Size145 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Grass and Chaparral

Significant Events

San Bernardino County fire has assumed command of this fire.

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