San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 South Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
SAN BERNARDINO, California, June 28, 2017 – Firefighters continue to work on containing a wildland fire east of San Bernardino and north of Highland. The fire began yesterday at around 3:18PM, quickly growing to over 900 acres and is now 15% contained.
Over 560 firefighters from the US Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, CALFIRE Inyo, Mono San Bernardino Unit, and several local fire departments are working to contain the fire, the cause of which remains under investigation.
The fire jumped Hwy 330 yesterday, prompting the California Highway Patrol and CALTRANS to quickly close the highway between Highland and Running Springs. At the same time the San Bernardino County Sherriff’s Department and San Bernardino Police Department immediately began notifying local residents of the need to evacuate from about 200 homes near the fire and control traffic on local streets. After the wildfire threat diminished, the impacted residents were allowed home shortly after 8 PM. The California Highway Patrol and CALTRANS reopened Highway 330 at 9:55 PM yesterday, however are asking motorists to exercise extreme caution since firefighters and equipment are along the highway. 330.
Residents are reminded to always be prepared for a wildland fire. Residents and forest visitors can learn about the Ready-Set-Go program at: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Ready-Set-Go-Campaign/
Quick Fire Facts
Fire Start Date: June 27, 2017
Fire Report Time: 3:18pm
Location: (geographic location) East of San Bernardino, CA.
Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Fire Fighters Assigned: 560
Fire Engines: 41 Fire Crews: 12
Fire Dozers: 4
Air Tankers: 0 assigned, available if needed.
Air Attack: 2
Road Closures: None
Weather: Warm, Dry, with moderate winds
Terrain: Mountainous and steep
Cooperating Agencies: San Bernardino Country Fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Corrections, CALFIRE BDU, American Red Cross, San Bernardino Police Department, San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services, CALTRANS
About the U.S. Forest Service:
The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation's clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.
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