Tag: Hill Fire

Hill Fire is 100% Contained

UPDATE – Oak Hills, CA September 5, 2011, 8:00am – The Hill Fire is now at 100% containment. I-15 through Cajon Pass is currently open in both directions, but lanes may close periodically leading to some traffic congestion. The wildfire started at approximately 12:43pm Friday, September 3rd, in the Oak Hills area. The fire has burned 1158 acres. On Friday one firefighter was evacuated out for a medical emergency and a second firefighter suffered heat exhaustion. Mandatory evacuations were lifted at 2pm Saturday. Only residents will be allowed in the evacuation area and must show proof of residency. All shelters are now closed. Mop up of the interior burn areas will continue.The cause of the fire is under investigation. PREVIOUS UPDATE – Oak Hills, CA September 4, 2011, 10:45am – The Hill Fire south of Oak Hills in the Cajon Pass is now 80% contained. Full containment is expected at about 6:00pm Monday. Fire behavior has subsided. Smoldering and several large dust devils over the fire have been observed. The most recent information available from the Forest Service indicates that the size of the fire is 1158 acres. PREVIOUS UPDATE – Oak Hills, CA, September 3, 2011, 10:30pm – Fire activity subsided today and the fire is at 60% containment. Full containment is now expected on Monday, September 5 at 6:00 pm. The size of the fire has been revised to 1100 acres. Today there...

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Update: Hill Fire at 800 Acres

Big Bear, Ca, September 2, 2011, 4:36pm – A wildfire began today at approximately 12:30pm in the Cajon Pass near Oak Hills.  The fire reportedly started in the center divider of the Southbound I-15, near Highway 395.  The fire has since grown to 800 acres, and there are mandatory evacuations are being called for homes in the Oak Hills area, as 800 to 1000 homes are threatened in that area.   According to John Miller with the US Forest Service the DC-10 air tanker has been called in, and water dropping helicopters are being utilized.  Due to the fire Southbound lanes on the I-15 have been closed at this time between Highway’s 395 and 138, and the Northbound lane has been opening and closing as smoke visibility permits. There are also reports of a small 3-acre fire off of Highway 173 on the outskirts of Hesperia, North of Lake Arrowhead.  Both fires are under investigation. Smoke may be visible this afternoon West of Big Bear, and is currently visible within a 50-mile radius of the fire. Keep it locked onto the Bear for further...

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Hill Fire in Cajon Pass at 500 Acres – I 15 Southbound Closed

Big Bear, Ca, September 2, 2011, 3:25pm – A wildfire began today at approximately 12:30pm in the Cajon Pass near Oak Hills.  The fire reportedly started in the center divider of the Southbound I-15, near Highway 395.  The fire has since grown to 500 acres, and  mandatory evacuations are being called for homes in the Oak Hills area.   According to John Miller with the US Forest Service the DC-10 air tanker has been called in, and water dropping helicopters are being utilized.  Due to the fire Southbound lanes on the I-15 have been closed at this time between Highway’s 395 and 138.  Smoke may be visible this afternoon West of Big Bear, and is currently visible within a 50 mile radius of the fire. Keep it locked onto the Bear for further...

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