Tag: Devore Fire

Devore Fire 100% Contained

San Bernardino, CA, November 6, 2012, 6:30pm – Firefighters have contained the Devore Fire as of 6pm on Tuesday November 6, 2012. Fire crews will continue to improve fire control lines around the perimeter of the fire area and knock down hot spots within the fire area. Caltrans crews replaced damaged guardrails along the southbound lanes of Interstate 15. All lanes on Interstate 15 in both directions are open to the motoring public. The California Highway Patrol cautions motorists to be careful traveling in the fire area, since fire crews will be working along the shoulder. Fire officials expect full control on Thursday...

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Devore Fire 40% Contained

San Bernardino, CA, November 6, 2012, 8:15am – The Devore Fire began at 10:55am on Monday November 5th adjacent to the northbound Interstate 15 freeway between the Kenwood and Cleghorn exits. It is now 40% contained. The first US Forest Service engine company on scene reported the fire had grown to five acres with a moderate to rapid rate of spread in steep rocky terrain. The fire burned approximately 350 acres before firefighters were able to stop the forward progression of the fire. During the course of the firefight, three residences in the Mathews Ranch were evacuated and no damage was reported at the ranch. The US Forest Service was is in unified command with Cal Fire, San Bernardino County Fire, and the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department until 6pm. CalTrans and CHP have opened 2 lanes in each direction of Interstate 15 – motorists are urged to be cautious and delay travel if possible as traffic will be heavy during the commute hours. Fire officials are working to fully contain the fire by 6pm on Tuesday November 6, with full control expected later in the...

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Devore Fire Update

San Bernardino, CA, November 5, 2012, 8:50pm – Firefighters quickly responded to the report of a wildfire in Cajon Pass just before 11:00 am on Monday. The Devore Fire started at 10:55 am and it burned 350 acres north of the Kenwood Exit on Interstate 15. Firefighters from the US Forest Service, CalFire, San Bernardino County Fire, and several fire agencies throughout San Bernardino County responded, taking immediate, aggressive and decisive actions to battle the blaze. The fire is currently 5% contained and full containment is expected by 6:00 pm on November 6. Anticipating the hot, dry, and windy weather early this week, the US Forest Service sent two hotshot crews, three hand crews, and 15 engines from northern CA forests to supplement fire coverage in southern California. These resources, totaling approximately 175 personnel, were mobilized through the Northern California Coordination Center in Redding. CalTrans and CHP have opened 2 lanes each direction of Interstate 15 – motorists are urged to be cautious and delay travel if possible as traffic will be heavy into the evening hours. The 215 Freeway is closed to northbound traffic at the Palm/Kendall Exit. Motorists are urged to delay travel through the Cajon Pass if possible as traffic is expected to be heavy into the evening hours. Mandatory evacuations are still in place for residents in Matthews Ranch. The fire is being managed under unified command...

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