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Etiwanda Fire News Release

Etiwanda Fire Update 5/5 7:00 pm

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

Etiwanda Fire Update

May 5, 2014

1900 hrs Update

The Etiwanda Fire has been re-mapped at 2143 acres and containment has increased to 96%. Firefighters will continue working tonight, strengthening containment lines and extinguishing hot spots. Their efforts have been assisted by lower night time temperatures and higher relative humidity.

Investigators have determined that the Etiwanda Fire was started by an escaped illegal campfire. Investigators believe the illegal campfire may have been smoldering for a few days until the strong winds blew embers into nearby brush. Wood and charcoal fires are only permitted in designated campgrounds and picnic areas and never in the general forest area. Forest and fire officials are asking for the public’s assistance. If you observed any hikers, or persons in the area, during the week leading up to the fire, please call the WeTip Hotline at 800-472-7766 or submit the tip on-line at http://wetip.com/submit-anonymous-tip-2

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

Structures Damaged: 1

Structures Destroyed: 0

Injuries : 3 minor firefighter injuries

Total Personnel: 215

Resources include: 7 crews, 10 engines, and 1 water tender

Fire information is available at:

909-382-2909

inciweb.nwcg.gov

www.twitter.com/SanBernardinoNF

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