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Jim 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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Charred hillside, with air craft dropping fire retardant along fire's edge. Photo taken from a communications tower.Image options: [ Full Size ]

On the Trabuco Ranger District in the Holy Jim Canyon area, the Jim Fire began March 2, 2022, at approximately 11:06 a.m. U.S. Forest Service firefighters responded with fire engines, hand crews, and air resources, assisted by the Orange County Fire Authority and Cal Fire Riverside Unit resources. The fire started in a drainage bottom and spread uphill, consuming approximately 500 acres of vegetation. The Jim Fire investigation has concluded. U.S. Forest Service investigators determined the fire was unintentionally ignited during a Forest Service-sponsored wildlife and habitat restoration maintenance project during barrier removal. No structures were destroyed. Three minor injuries to firefighters have been reported. The fire was declared out on Sunday March 27, 2022.
553 acres, 100% contained.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday March 02nd, 2022 approx. 11:00 AM
LocationHoly Jim Canyon, Santiago Peak
Incident CommanderMichael Orr, Cleveland National Forest
Coordinates33.691 latitude, -117.512 longitude

Current Situation

Size553 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Chaparral and Brush


Planned Actions

Patrol the fire area.


Area, road and trail closures in place

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