Mart, San Bernardino County

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Mart, San Bernardino, NF. Two miles northeast of Highland, CA. Tall grass and chaparral. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, short range spotting and wind driven runs. Numerous residences threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. June 27, 2017 at 5:50 PM EVACUATIONS The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has issued mandatory evacuations: East of Orchard Road, North of Highland Avenue and West of Church Street. EVACUATION CENTER Highland YMCA (opened @1815) 7793 Central Ave Highland, CA 92346 ROAD CLOSURES Highway 330 is closed from Interstate 210 to Live Oak Drive near Running Springs. SMOKE IMPACTS Arrowbear, Big Bear and Running Springs residents will see and smell smoke. Residents of the high desert (Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley and Lucerne Valley) will see the smoke column to the south. CURRENT AREA WEATHER Temperature 98 degrees Relative Humidity 12 percent Wind Speed 4 MPH West Wind Gusting to 10 MPH

Manzanita, Riverside County

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Manzanita, Hwy 79 North, Lambs Canyon south of Dump Road, south of Beaumont in Riverside County. June 28, 2017 at 6:31 AM Resources will remain on scene to fully contain. Evacuation warnings listed remain in place. June 27, 2017 at 2:19 PM The Evacuation Warning has expanded to include Highland Home Road, east to Highway 243 including the communities of Poppet Flats, Silent Valley, Mt. Edna and Twin Pines. June 27, 2017 at 9:17 AM Evacuation warning issued for Highland Home Road East to Highway 243, which includes the communities of Poppet Flats and Silent Valley. Voluntary evacuations for the following roads: Highland Home Road, Longhorn Road, Death Valley Road, Shirleon Drive

Hill, Santa Margarita

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Hill, San Luis Obispo Unit, Cal Fire. Six miles east of Santa Margarita, CA. Short grass, brush and chaparral. Moderate fire behavior with backing, isolated torching and smoldering. June 28, 2017 at 6:34 AM Effective June 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., CAL FIRE and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff lifted the evacuation orders for all residents and homes in the area effected by the Hill Fire. Nonresidents will continue to be restricted from the fire area. Existing road closures will remain in place, restricting access to the fire area to non-residents. Closures are as follows: Hwy 58 and Parkhill Rd., Hwy 58 and Huero Huero Rd., Parkhill Rd and Huero Huero Rd. June 27, 2017 at 9:10 AM Evacuations: In the area of Huer Huero Road to Highway 58 including Black Mountain Resort Road, Blue Road, Blue Ridge Road east to Shooting Star Road, south to Golden Pond Way and over to Random Canyon Way. Evacuation center is at Santa Margarita Elementary School, 22070 H Street, Santa Margarita.

Placerita, LA County

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Placerita IC, Los Angeles County. Three miles southeast of Santa Clarita, CA. Brush, short grass and chaparral. Minimal fire behavior. June 26, 2017 at 8:43 AM Running Horse Rd CLOSED btwn Placerita Cyn and Highway 14. No evacuations in effect. June 25, 2017 at 9:18 PM Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for homes in the area of Running Horse and Tenderfoot Trail. Placerita Canyon Road, east of the 14 freeway is temporarily closed. Residents will be allowed back into the area at 10 P.M. Sunday night. Emergency Evacuation Center for Residents: Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C Lee Pkwy, Santa Clarita Large Animal Evacuations: AV Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H, Lancaster WHEN YOU RETURN HOME AFTER AN EVACUATION: Be alert for downed power lines and other hazards. Check propane tanks, regulators, and lines before turning gas on. Check your residence carefully for hidden embers or smoldering fires. June 25, 2017 at 6:14 PM IC advising¬† the fire has been downgraded to 750 acres with 50% containment. 14 Fwy North/South lanes to open shortly. Repopulation of the evacuated areas planned to be complete by 10 pm tonight. All evacuations still in place as of now. June 25, 2017 at 5:20 PM Voluntary evacs for the Placerita Fire Lost Cyn Rd Via Princessa Cardinal Dr Winter Pine Wy Ravenglen Rd Pineview Rd Cambria Sts Ln PlaceritaCynRd June 25, 2017 at 4:54 PM Northbound Highway 14 OPEN except for #4 lane, working on getting southbound lanes open. June 25, 2017 at 4:39 PM Per LA County Sheriff: Disney Ranch area is experiencing a power outage; 76 homes affected. **Work is in progress** June 25, 2017 at 4:14 PM The fire is estimated at 850 acres as of now. Burning mostly in the State Responsibility Area (SRA), 19% federal and 1& local RA. Burning at a moderate rate of spread now. June 25, 2017 at 3:36 PM LA County Fire PIO update: 800 acres 0% containment. 1 structure destroyed June 25, 2017 at 3:23 PM Emergency Evac Center for Residents: Golden Valley H.S. 27051 Robert C Lee, Pkwy Santa Clarita All livestock evacuations go to AV Fairgrounds. June 25, 2017 at 3:10 PM Per LA County Sheriff: MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Disney Ranch, Tenderfoot Trail Rd, Running Horse Rd & Placerita Cyn June 25, 2017 at 2:46 PM Structure protection now in place for the Placerita Nature Center. Fire is burning in an easterly direction. A firefighting aircraft drops phos-chek near Golden Valley Rd as #PlaceritaFire grows to 500 acres pic.twitter.com/iZPXjolcRg — Austin Westfall (@westfallaustin) June 25, 2017 June 25, 2017 at 2:10 PM Fire is now approximately 500 acres. Head of the fire is slowing due to it hitting the Sand Fire burn scar, per @lacfd. June 25, 2017 at 2:05 PM Per COPT15 fire is in a bowl near Running Horse. Dozer 5 is engaged cutting a line between Running Horse and Disney Ranch. 1 home is being lost in Disney Ranch. June 25, 2017 at 2:02 PM Fire has jumped Sierra …

Holcomb, Big Bear Lake

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Holcomb, San Bernardino, NF. Three miles northeast of Big Bear, CA. Brush, short grass and timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Area and trail closures in effect.   June 26, 2017 at 7:26 AM Southern California Incident Management Team 2 transferred command of the Holcomb Fire back to the San Bernardino National Forest as of 6:00 p.m. yesterday evening, with Michael Koontz serving as Incident Commander. Approximately 329 firefighters from the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, San Bernardino County, CAL FIRE, Big Bear Fire and other local agencies remain working to improve containment lines; and for fire suppression repair of roads, dozer and hand constructed fire lines, and complete backhaul of firefighting equipment. Total area burned remains 1,503 with 91% containment. No growth is expected in the uncontrolled portion of the fire, located on steep slopes above Hwy 18. Visible smoke from interior smoldering may linger in the high desert. For more information on air quality visit the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District website: http://www.mdaqmd.ca.gov Please be aware of fire equipment and personnel on Hwy 18. If you are traveling on Hwy 18 between Big Bear and Lucerne Valley please reduce speed for public and firefighter safety. Access to Jacoby Canyon (3N61) is closed from Hwy 18 to Holcomb Valley Road (3N16). Holcomb Valley Road East (3N16) is closed to Hepburn Mine (3N32) and Gold Mountain Road (3N69) remains closed. A section of the popular Pacific Crest Trail between Hwy 18 and Van Dusen Canyon Road remains closed. June 25, 2017 at 8:41 AM Southern California Incident Management Team 2 will be transferring incident command back to the San Bernardino National Forest as of 6:00 p.m. today with Michael Koontz serving as Incident Commander. Acreage has been determined to be 1,503 due to more accurate mapping. Unexpected late afternoon thundershowers yesterday aided firefighting efforts; containment is now 91% on the fire. The highest priority is to protect the safety of fire personnel and to protect human life followed by the protection of private property and structures. Over 600 firefighters from the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, San Bernardino County, CAL FIRE, Big Bear Fire and other local agencies are working to contain the fire. As containment increases, fire personnel are being released and made available for other incidents nationwide. June 24, 2017 at 8:24 AM Rolling blackouts will continue in Big Bear Valley due to replacement of damaged transmission line poles. Highway 18 is open. Drivers are asked to reduce their speed and be alert for fire personnel and heavy equipment on the road as firefighters continue to work in the area. Demobilization of excess resources will begin. June 23, 2017 at 7:41 AM Highway 18 is set to reopen today at 0600. Drivers are asked to reduce their speed and be alert for fire personnel and heavy equipment on the road as firefighters continue to work in the area. Firefighters manage to hold the fire to 1562 acres while battling warm temperatures and difficult terrain. Portions …

Highway, Kern County

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Highway, Sequoia, NF. IMT 2 (Mills) Five miles southwest of Bodfish, CA. Tall grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. June 25, 2017 at 8:42 AM No new information June 23, 2017 at 7:46 AM Firefighters continued hand line construction and mop up operations and were able to hold and improve containment lines around the fire. In order to mitigate extreme exposure, crews began suppression tactics during cooler early morning hours. Suppression repair operations have begun and excess resources are being demobilized as appropriate. There is no anticipated fire spread. Rancheria Road is now open. Highway 178 is open to all traffic, with only one westbound lane open throughout the length of the fire line. The westbound lane closure was lifted last night at 7:00 pm. Drivers are urged to use caution and watch for firefighters along the highway. June 21, 2017 at 9:07 AM Firefighters worked through extreme temperatures yesterday and were successful in increasing containment lines. Interior burning of vegetation was observed within the fire perimeter throughout the evening. Crews will continue to construct control lines along the eastern flank of the fire. Rancheria Road will be closed due to fire operations. Highway 178 is open to traffic with only one westbound lane closed throughout the length of the fireline. Drivers are urged to use caution and watch for firefighters along the highway. Temperatures remain above normal with lower relative humidity levels dominating the area. Extreme heat is expected to stay in the area throughout the week. Due to the heat and steep terrain firefighter safety remains a top priority during fire operations. The Sequoia National Forest will be conducting prescribed burning operations at Camp 9 and Engineer Point today, June 21 and tomorrow June 22nd. Prescribed fires are conducted when weather, fuel moisture, and air quality conditions are within prescriptions to safely accomplish the project conditions. The prescribed burns are being conducted for the overall planning process of the fireworks presentation for Independence Day. Expect to see smoke in these areas in the early morning. June 20, 2017 at 9:09 PM Firefighters made good progress at building and holding containment lines throughout the day. Crews will continue with line construction and mop up. Fixed wing and rotary aircraft will continue assistance with dropping water and retardant. H ighway 178 has been reopened, with only one westbound lane. Drivers are urged to use caution and watch for firefighters along the highway. Concern is for firefighter safety due to the heat and steep terrain with unstable footing. Safety messaging continues to focus in on being aware of terrain and staying hydrated. The Sequoia National Forest would like to remind the public that there will be prescribed burning operations at Camp 9 and Engineer Point. Expect to see smoke in these areas. The Incident Command Post (ICP) is located at Woodrow Wallace Middle School in Isabella. The South Central Sierra Interagency Management Team assumed control of the fire at 1800 hours on June 19, 2017. June 20, 2017 at …