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Re: [SoCalFire] Glen Avon fire at 60 acres

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  • Michael Meadows
    Riverside County.....
    Message 1 of 7 , May 12, 2010
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      Riverside County.....
      On May 12, 2010, at 6:13 PM, Redhart wrote:

       

      Could you give those of us unfamiliar with these landmarks some idea of what area of California this might be? County would help.
      Redhart

      Glen Avon fire at 60 acres May 12, 2010 4:39 PM The wildfire that started north of Highway 60 in Glen Avon has grown from 40 to 60 acres and continues to burn in a northeasterly direction, according to Cal Fire. The fire is being driven by 15 mph westerly winds with gusts up to 25 mph. Firefighters are expected to remain at the scene well into the night. California Highway Patrol officers have taken up position at Granite Hill Drive and Quartz Canyon Road, Granite Hill and Pedley Road and Granite Hill and Pyrite Street. Only local residents are being allowed access. Earlier, 32 of 126 mobile homes at Santiago Estates Mobile Home Park were evacuated. A woman who answered the phone at the park said the park was in the clear, but residents were having trouble getting back. http://blogs.pe.com/news/ digest/wildfires /


    • Dan Shapiro
      There is currently flame at 34 degrees 01 36.57 N , 117 degrees 28 13.65 W It is NW Riverside County right at the San Bernardino County boundary. South of
      Message 2 of 7 , May 12, 2010
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        There is currently flame at 34 degrees 01' 36.57" N , 117 degrees 28'
        13.65" W

        It is NW Riverside County right at the San Bernardino County boundary.
        South of Fontana, north of Glen Avon, East of Chino, NW of Riverside

        Dan

        Redhart wrote:
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        > Could you give those of us unfamiliar with these landmarks some idea
        > of what area of California this might be? County would help.
        > Redhart
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        > Glen Avon fire at 60 acres May 12, 2010 4:39 PM The wildfire that
        > started north of Highway 60 in Glen Avon has grown from 40 to 60
        > acres and continues to burn in a northeasterly direction,
        > according to Cal Fire. The fire is being driven by 15 mph westerly
        > winds with gusts up to 25 mph. Firefighters are expected to remain
        > at the scene well into the night. California Highway Patrol
        > officers have taken up position at Granite Hill Drive and Quartz
        > Canyon Road, Granite Hill and Pedley Road and Granite Hill and
        > Pyrite Street. Only local residents are being allowed access.
        > Earlier, 32 of 126 mobile homes at Santiago Estates Mobile Home
        > Park were evacuated. A woman who answered the phone at the park
        > said the park was in the clear, but residents were having trouble
        > getting back. http://blogs.pe.com/news/digest/wildfires/
        >
        >
        >
        >
      • sunishun@gmail.com
        fully contained Wildfire scorches 500 acres in Glen Avon 07:04 AM PDT on Thursday, May 13, 2010 By JEFF HORSEMAN The Press-Enterprise
        Message 3 of 7 , May 13, 2010
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          " fully contained"


          Wildfire scorches 500 acres in Glen Avon

          07:04 AM PDT on Thursday, May 13, 2010
          By JEFF HORSEMAN The Press-Enterprise
          http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_wavon13.3a97660.html

          Video: Glen Avon fire fueled by wind Photo Gallery: Glen Avon Fire
          Special Section: Inland Wildfires
          UPDATED: 6:30 a.m.

          Five hundred acres have been blackened in the hills between Glen Avon and
          Fontana, but fire crews fully contained the grass-and-brush blaze early this
          morning, though some crews remain on scene extinguishing hotspots and
          mopping up.

          No injuries or damage have been reported, though deputy sheriffs temporarily
          evacuated residents of 32 mobile homes yesterday in the 126-unit Santiago
          Estates Mobile Home Park in Glen Avon. Cause of the fire hasn't been
          determined.

          The flames ignited at 1:31 p.m. Wednesday north of Highway 60 near Granite
          Hill and Quartz Canyon Roads. The first fire crew to arrive reported that
          two acres had burned and a 15-mph wind was helping to spread the flames.

          At the height of the blaze, four air tankers and three water-dropping
          helicopters were helping at least 215 fire fighters, including nine hand
          crews.

          The flames had blackened 300 acres by 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, and crews had cut
          fire line around only 30 percent of the perimeter.

          By 4:30 a.m. today, an additional 200 acres had burned, but crews had dug
          containment lines around the entire perimeter.

          As of 9:30 p.m. last night, the fire was 30 percent contained and burning
          slowly northeast in the hills along the backside of Fontana, according to
          Capt. Fernando Herrera, a spokesman for the Cal Fire. There was no estimate
          on when it would be fully contained.

          By late evening, although the fire was moving from an area with lighter
          fuels in Riverside County toward denser fuels in San Bernardino County, the
          wind had died down, which was helping firefighting efforts, Herrera said. No
          evacuations were ordered as of 9:30.

          However, firefighters were keeping an eye on a subdivision north of the
          Jurupa Hills in case the flames threatened homes there. A large block wall
          built around the hillside would provide protection, Herrera said.

          Earlier Wednesday, authorities issued evacuation orders for 32 of 126 units
          in the Santiago Estates Mobile Home Park. Residents were eventually allowed
          to return.

          More than 200 firefighters were deployed to the fire, along with 34 engines,
          three helicopters and planes. The California Highway Patrol and Riverside
          County Sheriff's Department controlled access to the scene and assisted with
          evacuations.

          Story continues below

          Terry Pierson/The Press-Enterprise
          A homeowner in Santiago Estates talks on the phone as a fast-moving grass
          fire threatens homes in Glen Avon.
          The CHP closed Pyrite Street north of the freeway and Granite Hill Drive
          between Pedley Road and Pyrite Street. Access was limited to fire equipment.

          The fire was visible throughout the Riverside area. One of those watching
          was Giselle Santiago-Chanette, whose house was at the base of a hill near
          the flames.

          "(It's) very scary, especially when you're alone and disabled," she said.

          Staff writer Jennifer Whitaker contributed to this report.

          Reach Jeff Horseman at 951-375-3727 or jhorseman@...
          http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_wavon13.3a97660.html
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