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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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8-9-18 2000 Holy Fire Update

Holy Fire Wildfire
News – 8/10/2018

Holy Fire Update

August 9, 2018, 2000 Update

Acres Burned: 10,236

Containment: 5%

Fire Started: August 6, 2017

Cause: Human Caused

Engines: 86

Helicopters: 14

Fixed Wing: 12

Dozers: 14

Water Tenders: 8

Crews: 28

Trabuco Canyon, Calif., August 9, 2018The fire grew to 10,236 acres today with 5% containment. The fire was active on the eastern side and moved downslope to the I-15 corridor in several canyons. Fire activity remained active north and southwest of the El Cariso Village. No new structures have been reported lost or damaged. Air tankers returned to base when visibility was too poor to fly, but returned once skies cleared. The night shift crews continue to construct and strengthen line to protect neighborhoods. Resources continue to arrive, bringing total personnel to 1206.


  • NEW EVACUATIONS Lake Elsinore: Mandatory Evacuations for all homes on the mountainside of Lake St and southwest of Grand Ave to the Ortega Highway.

    Voluntary evacuations are in effect for the Shoreline community

    Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for:

  • Holy Jim, Trabuco Canyon Recreation Residence Tracts, Blue Jay and Falcon Campgrounds, McVicker Canyon, Rice Canyon, El Cariso Village, Rancho Capistrano, Horsethief Canyon, Glen Eden Canyon, and Sycamore Creek. Road closures will continue until evacuation orders are lifted.

There are two evacuation centers open for residents in both Orange and Riverside Counties.

  • Riverside: Temescal Canyon High School, 28755 El Toro Rd Lake Elsinore CA 92532 for residents.

  • Orange County: San Juan Hills High School located at 29211 Stallion Ridge, San Juan Capistrano.

The Holy Fire Joint Information Center is available to take calls from the public. The phone numbers are (714) 628-7085 and (714) 573-6210.

Contact: Fire Information (714) 573-6210 or (714) 628-7085

Media should use the Holy Fire Joint Information Center Line: (657) 345-4277.