Fire at a glance (numbers)
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- Lead Agency:
- Size (acres):
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- Structures Destroyed:
Holy, Trabuco Canyon, Cleveland National Forest.
September 3, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Crews continue to construct handline, work interior hotspots, perform mop up, and back-haul equipment and trash. There were several interior flareups overnight. Hazards such as large rolling rocks remain a concern and pose a hazard for crews working in the steep terrain. The fire remains steady at 155 acres with 67% containment and 392 crew members. Steep terrain, heavy fuels, and inaccessible and narrow drainages are creating containment challenges for firefighters. Minimal fire activity is projected through the operational period. Currently assigned to the incident is 9 hand crews, 4 helicopters, 31 engines, and 3 water tenders.
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Issues surrounding the use of drones in the fire area continues to be a hindrance. Aircraft were kept on the ground and water drops were halted several times this week until drones were cleared from the area. Drone users flying in the fire area may be subject to law enforcement action.
Trabuco Creek Rd remains closed at Trabuco Canyon rd. Bedford road is now open and North Main Divide at Bedford Rd to Long Canyon Rd is also open.
September 2, 2016 at 8:42 AM
Cleveland National Forest is in unified command with Orange County Fire Authority. Cooperators include Kern County Fire, Cal Fire, DOI, OC Parks, National Parks, Southern California Edison, and OC Sherriff. The fire remains steady at 155 acres with 35% containment and 430 crew members.
The fire is holding at the top of the ridge above Bell Canyon. Steep terrain, heavy fuels, and inaccessible and narrow drainages are creating containment challenges for firefighters.
Minimal fire activity is projected through the operational period.
September 1, 2016 at 8:40 AM
The Holy Fire began around 4:00am on August 1, 2016 in the Trabuco Canyon of the Trabuco District. Cause of fire remains under investigation. Cleveland National Forest is in unified command with Orange County Fire Authority. Cooperators include CHP, Southern California Edison, and OC Sherriff.
The fire remains steady at 155 acres with 20% containment and 283 crew members. The fire is holding at the top of the ridge above Bell Canyon. Currently assigned is 1 VLAT, 2 large airtankers, 3 helitankers, 4 type-3 airtankers (S-2), 5 type-2 heicopters, and 2 type-3 helicopters. Firefighters and hand crews continue to create a perimeter around the fire, with full containment anticipated later in the week.
Cleveland National Forest witnessed a historic event on 8/31 as Smoke Jumpers were dispatched to work on the remote areas of the fire, marking the first time in Cleveland National Forest history that such a event occurred. Before yesterday, Cleveland was the only forest in California that smoke jumpers had never jumped into.