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Etiwanda Fire News Release

Etiwanda Fire Update 5/3 8:00 pm

Incident: Etiwanda Fire Wildfire
Released: 5/3/2014

The Etiwanda fire is winding down. Fire size is 2190 acres and containment has increased to 86% this evening. The main firefighting activity is in the north- end of the fire up in the foothills of the San Bernardino National Forest. Firefighters will continue working tonight in this area. Containment lines will be strengthened and active heat patches will be extinguished. Mop-up work is also in progress.

Temperatures tonight will be around 59 degrees with relative humidity starting to move upwards to 40%. Winds will be west to southwest and 5 to 10 mph. Beginning Monday, there will be a gradual trend towards cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity. Weather conditions have moderated and fire behavior is relatively calm.

Fire information is available at:

909/382-2788

inciweb.nwcg.gov/

The North Etiwanda Preserve is closed to visitors due to the fire; for more information on the Preserve, please check www.sbcnep.org.

Cause: under investigation Engines: 45

Estimated Size: 2190 acres Crews: 22

Containment: 86% Dozers: 2

Injuries: 3 Water Tenders: 8

Structures Damaged: 1 Helicopters: 1

Structures Destroyed: 0 Total Personnel: 583

Unit Information

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