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Martinez 3 Fire

Unit Information

Southern California Agency
1451 Research Park Drive
Riverside, CA 92507

Incident Contact

Fire Information
Phone: 951-276-6624
Hours: Daily 8am-6pm

Fire Update Nov 25

Martinez 3 Fire Wildfire
News – 11/25/2019

This will be the final daily update for the Martinez 3 Fire unless significant activity occurs.

Summary: Fire officials with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Southern California Agency will continue to support and manage the Martinez 3 Fire. The sprinkler system along with the recent rains has saturated deep into the mulch and no smoke has been seen in days. Firefighters will begin taking apart the sprinkler system today and expect to have it completely demobilized by end of shift tomorrow, November 26. One engine will continue to patrol the fire area until the beginning of December.

All remaining support staff will be demobilizing and travel home by midweek. This will be the last day that the fire will be regularly posting on FaceBook, Inciweb, and Twitter as well as the last daily update that will be produced. If any significant events occur, social media will be utilized and updates will be produced again. Please note the change of the contact email and phone number for any future communications.

The Sun Valley Recycling Center is no longer operating at the incident site off 66th Avenue. Any dumping of materials at the site is illegal. Please report all illegal dumping seen in the valley to the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians at 760-541-5215, or submit a report at ivan-imperial.org.

The Martinez 3 Fire is suspected to be an arson caused fire. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any arsonist connected to the Martinez 3 Fire or any other fires in the area. Please call WeTip at 1-800-472-7766 to make an anonymous report.

Additional signs have been posted near areas of concern to help deter illegal dumping, trespassing and arson. Please help to stop the ongoing problems and report anything suspicious.

Smoke Conditions: The South Coast Air Quality Management District continues to monitor the air near the incident. No advisories are currently in effect. Advisories will be updated as needed. Updates can be found at: www.aqmd.gov/advisory.

Weather: Sunny skies with a high near 74 and lows dropping to 47. Patches of blowing dust are forecasted from 10 am – 10 pm. Winds are predicted to be from the northwest around 5 mph, increasing to 10 -15 mph tonight with gusts to 20 mph.

Note: Follow the BIA Facebook and Inciweb pages listed above for the latest pictures, videos and updates. Send an e-mail to: 2019_casca_martinez3@firenet.gov to receive these daily fire updates emailed directly to you.