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‘We’re still here!’

‘We’re still here!’

Thus read the headline of the Town Crier on July 4, 1996, right after the Bee Canyon Fire had burned more than 9,000 acres and knocked at Pine Cove’s back door. “We’re still here” means every bit as much to Hill residents now as it did then.

News of Record: July 25, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday July 15, to Monday, July 22: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance July 15 — Forest, woods or wildland fire. July 15 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. July 16 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. July 17 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. July 18 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. July […]

Mountain Fire created a temporary ‘city’

Mountain Fire created a temporary ‘city’

Although the town of Idyllwild, several thousand people, had been evacuated, a mobile city of about 3,500 people was quickly constructed in Garner Valley. Mountain Fire city is a company town — nearly 3,300 firefighting professionals. With that many people, where do they work, eat and sleep? The company business is to contain and eventually […]

Some businesses remained open during fire

Some businesses remained open during fire

Five center-of-town businesses were open Thursday following the previous evening’s evacuation and remained so throughout the evacuation. Fifteen customers graced the Red Kettle restaurant at 9:15 Thursday morning. Most appeared to be residents, but a few were fire-related personnel, including freelance fire photographer Jenny Kirchner. Fire photographer Jenny Kirchner had placed herself in the thick […]

Historic Garner Ranch serves contemporary need

Historic Garner Ranch serves contemporary need

The Mountain Fire city had its own airport located at the historic Garner Ranch in Garner Valley. The helibase supported nearly 20 different helicopters, including 11 Type 1 birds. The main topic during Sunday’s briefing at the airport was the weather report because of the early morning rain and the prospect for more later that […]

No need to boil water

Residents who are customers of Idyllwild and Fern Valley water districts do not need to boil their water following the Mountain Fire. Both districts treat the water before it enters the distribution system. Further, IWD’s water comes from wells, not streams, therefore is free of ash and other debris. Fern Valley does divert some water, […]

Welcome home!! Re-starting summer

Welcome home!! Re-starting summer

2:33 P.M. UPDATE: A promotional video about Idyllwild: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlCKH5O_T9o 8:40 A.M. UPDATE: Monday morning began with sunny skies over Idyllwild and the noise of traffic moving through town. As people began to return to homes and businesses, thoughts of gratitude were dominant besides the need to recover from the forced four-day leave of absence. Patrons […]

The Mountain Fire: What you might not know

Idyllwild Fire Protection District provided one brush engine and two water tenders (trucks) for initial attack. The brush engine returned to the district that first night to help protect Idyllwild, while the two water tenders remained on the fire 24 hours a day until released Sunday. IFPD also had two members serving as trainees during […]

Tuesday’s Mountain Fire update

Tuesday’s Mountain Fire update

The Incident Management Team is containing its nemesis, the Mountain Fire. As of Monday evening, July 22, the fire had burned 27,332 acres, but was 85 percent contained. Full containment was expected Wednesday, July 24. Fire officials stressed the larger size was not due to the fire spreading, rather more accurate infrared mapping established the […]

Steele resting after eight tournaments

Brendan Steele may have just run out of gas in last week’s John Deere Classic in Illinois. It was the Idyllwild native’s eighth consecutive week of tournament play going back to the Colonial in May, and he missed the cut by 6. He actually drove the ball very well — averaging 315 yards with 72 […]

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