Canyon, Corona

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  • Incident Name: Canyon, Corona
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: ORC
  • Size (acres): 2,662
  • Percent Contained: 95%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 3, 2017
  • Personnel: 186
  • Structures Destroyed: 0
Canyon, Orange County Fire Department. Transfer of command from Cal Fire IMT 1 (Estes) back to the local unit occurred yesterday. Five miles southwest of Corona, CA. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened.

October 3, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Fire activity continues to be minimal. Crews are working to complete construction and reinforce control lines. Residents should be aware that smoke within the burn area may still be seen from local highways and communities. This will likely continue until the next rain event occurs.

Fire investigation is ongoing will be handled by Anaheim Fire and Rescue. The incident has been turned over to local authorities as repair work commences. Updates on repair work will be available from individual agencies. This will be the last update for the Canyon Fire.

September 30, 2017 at 10:05 AM

All evacuation orders have been lifted. All roads have been reopened to visitors and residents. Please avoid recreational use of Skyline Truck Trail until Saturday afternoon as heavy equipment and fire personnel are still in the area.

GPS mapping has projected acreage at 2,662 and 85% containment. Full containment is expected by Sunday. There are currently 925 personnel assigned, with 1 helicopter, 11 water tenders, 66 engines, and 20 hand crews. Crews continue to backhaul trash and hose, mop up, and extinguish hot spots. Expect heavy machinery and fire trucks in the area as cleanup continues.

Fire investigation is ongoing will be handled by Anaheim Fire and Rescue. The incident remains in unified command with OCFA, CAL FIRE, and US Forest Service. Type 1 CAL FIRE Team 6 will be transitioning out on Saturday morning, September 30 at 7am and returning management to local units. Irvine Regional Park will reopen for community use on Monday. For media inquiries, please call 714-357-7782.

September 29, 2017 at 8:01 AM

The perimeter of the fire has not grown, better mapping accounts for the increased acreage.

4 residential structures, 1 commercial use structure, and 1 other minor structure were damaged.

Please avoid recreational use of Skyline Drive due to heavy equipment working in the area throughout the weekend.

September 28, 2017 at 8:41 AM

All evacuation orders have been lifted with the intention to allow residents to re-enter their homes. Residents must show ID to enter. Green River Road is now completely open, however, eastbound Route 91 Green River Rd off ramp remains closed. The community is reminded to drive slowly as heavy equipment and fire personnel are still in the area. For more information about entering the area, please contact the fire information line at 925-588-6812 or 925-588-6805

September 27, 2017 at 9:41 AM

Firefighters continue to defend homes and build containment lines in steep, heavily vegetated area. Fire activity has slowed due to the aggressive ground and aerial firefighting efforts and favorable weather conditions.

All roads north of Green River Road and West Foothill Parkway are now open to residents with a valid ID. Access must be made using Serfas Club Drive and Paseo Grande. Areas south of Green River and Foothill parkway, including Skyline Parkway remain under evacuation order.

Gusty northeast winds are expected in the afternoon and will continue to shift throughout the day. Direct and indirect line construction continues around the perimeter. Control objectives are to keep the fire east of the Hwy 241, south of the 91, west of Green River and Foothill, and north of Eagle Truck Trail.

September 26, 2017 at 8:41 PM

As of this evening, the fire has burned 2,000 acres, with 15% containment. There are 1,652 firefighters battling the fire from the air and ground. The mandatory evacuation orders are still in place for the Dominguez Ranch neighborhood. Good progress continues to be made on all flanks of the fire.

Please do not call 911 for fire information. Public information number is 925-588-6812 or 925-588-6805

Also, check- www.ocfa.org – Facebook and Twitter for updates

Road Closures:

Riverside County: All roads south of Green River Road from State Route 91 to W. Foothill Parkway, including the Skyline Drive area. Green River Road is open to residents only. Orange County: Eastbound State Route 91 (#5 lane) from Coal Canyon Rd. To Green River Road, including the Green River Road off ramp. Orange County: Northbound Black Star Canyon @ Silverado Canyon Drive and southbound Coal Canyon Road @ Gypsum Canyon Road.

Mandatory Evacuations: All areas south of Green River Road from State Route 91 to W. Foothill Parkway, including the Skyline Drive area.

Voluntary Evacuations: West Corona area

Evacuation Centers: Corona High School 1150 W. 10th Corona, CA. 92882 Small pets are allowed

September 26, 2017 at 4:54 PM

All roads north of Green River Road and Foothill Parkway are now open to residents with valid ID only. Access must be made using Serfas Club Drive and Paseo Grande. Evacuation orders remain in place for all roads south of Green River Road and Foothill Parkway.

September 26, 2017 at 4:50 PM

The Canyon Fire was reported on September 25 at 1:02pm five miles southwest of Corona along highway 91 in Coal Canyon. Steep and rugged terrain, critically dry fuels and high heat enabled the rapid spread of fire which grew to 2,000 acres overnight. It remains at 5% containment with 900 personnel currently assigned and more expected to arrive today.

Mandatory evacuations have been put into effect for Dominguez Ranch, approximately 500 homes. Evacuation center is located at Corona High School.

A Fire Information line has been established for residents seeking more information: (951) 736-2330.

Santa Ana conditions will slowly weaken through Wednesday. Gusty northeast winds will continue during the morning hours, with southwest sea breezes arriving in the afternoon. Direct and indirect line construction continues around the perimeter. Control objectives are to keep the fire east of the Hwy 241, south of the 91, west of Green River and Foothill, and north of Eagle Truck Trail.

Orange County Type 3 Incident Management team has transitioned to CAL FIRE Team 6, a Type 1 Incident Management Team, as of 11:30PST today. The incident is now in Unified Command with OCFA, CAL FIRE, Anaheim Fire, Corona Fire, and USFS.

September 26, 2017 at 7:57 AM

This morning the fire is still actively burning at 2500+ acres with 350+ Firefighters on the incident. We are experiencing flare ups this morning.

Aircraft will be in operation as soon as sun rise. More resources are being called in, no major threats at this time to structures in Orange County.

2 reported injuries.

Road Closures: Throughout Corona

Mandatory Evacuations: Yes- Dominguez Ranch area of west Corona

Voluntary Evacuations: West Corona area

Evacuation Centers: Corona High School 10th & Main

Structures Damaged Or Destroyed: several confirmed, multiple threatened in Corona

Unified Command Partners: Anaheim-Orange City- Corona- OCFA-USFS-Cal Fire

Command transitioning to CAL FIRE IMT-6 (Estes) this morning
Threat to 220KV powerlines
Federal air and ground resources assigned