San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 S. Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
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 https://sbcfire.org
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday October 24th, 2019 approx. 02:00 AM|
|Location||Highway 18 north of San Bernardino|
|Incident Commander||San Bernardino County Fire|
|Incident Description||Wind-driven wildland fire|
|Coordinates||34.176 latitude, -117.27 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Grass and Chaparral
San Bernardino County fire has assumed command of this fire.