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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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8-10-18 HOLY FIRE 0800 UPDATE

Holy Fire Wildfire
News – 8/10/2018

Holy Fire Update

August 10, 2018, 0800 Update

Acres Burned: 18,137

Containment: 5%

Fire Started: August 6, 2018

Cause: Human Caused

Engines: 86

Helicopters: 14

Fixed Wing: 12

Dozers: 14

Water Tenders: 8

Crews: 28

Total Personnel: 1206

Trabuco Canyon, Calif., August 9, 2018 – The fire remained active yesterday and is currently estimated at 18,137 acres with 5% containment. Containment lines continue to be constructed and developed around the fire utilizing both air and ground resources. High temperatures with low humidity is expected over the next several days, which may hinder firefighting efforts. One firefighter was reported injured yesterday.

Extreme fire behavior was observed to the north and east portions of the fire. Steep terrain, dry fuels, and inaccessible areas continue to be a factor in fire spread. Suppression efforts are focused on community defense, and limiting the spread south towards Hwy 74.

The number of structures burned remains 12. Structure assessments will be conducted today in the affected areas. More than 20,000 people have been placed under mandatory evacuations with numerous others under evacuations warning. Residents are asked to evacuate as early as possible so as not to hinder firefighting operations.


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