Share/Bookmark CAL FIRE status update, as of 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 for the Buck Fire expects full containment by Saturday, Aug. 18. The fire is 60 percent contained as of this reporting and firefighters continue to make good progress towards containment.
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Share/BookmarkEffective at 6:00 p.m. all mandatory evacuation orders will be lifted, however residents will need to show proper identification to return to residences. Also effective at 6:00 p.m. – the evacuation center will be shut down.
Share/BookmarkCAL FIRE officials are cautiously optimistic today about the diminishing future of the Buck Fire. Most of today the fire laid down, according to the Public Information Officer Chief Rick Vogt, a Battalion Chief with San Marcos Fire. Both Vogt and Riverside Fire Chief John Hawkins were confident that the Buck Fire did not spread […]
Share/BookmarkFire officials ordered mandatory evacuations for residents in Aguanga as the Buck fire grows in size and intensity. Evacuation orders affect residents north of Sage Road, south of Stanley Road, east of Benton Road and west of Reed Valley Road. At 6:05 p.m., the Incident Commander reported the Buck Fire was 1,800 acres and […]
Share/BookmarkA female hiker was rescued from Tahquitz Rock in Idyllwild after sustaining injury to an extremity, according to Riverside County Fire Department spokesperson Jody Hagemann. The injured female was extracted from the area by a helicopter hoist and was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital in stable condition, according to Hagemann. RCFD, CAL […]
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared May 6 through May 12 as “Wildfire Awareness Week” …
Share/BookmarkSaturday afternoon, CAL FIRE, Station 23 and Helicopter 301 from Hemet-Ryan Air base, Idyllwild Fire Department and the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit were rescued rock climbers off of Tahquitz Rock. One had minor injuries and the other minor to moderate. Mercy Air ambulance transported this climber to a local hospital. Graham Shelton from Raleigh, North […]
On March 7, CAL FIRE Director Ken Pimlott wrote a letter to Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell outlining the state’s worries about the Forest Service’s aircraft strategy, including the number of aircraft …
Share/Bookmark While the Mountain Area Safety Taskforce is reviewing its goals and objectives, the group is preparing for the 2012 fire season, which may be longer and drier than recent years. Revising Goals and Objectives The members began revising the objectives at the November meeting. The current set was developed in 2003 in response to […]
Share/Bookmark Even before regulations implementing the recently enacted state fire fee are implemented, State officials submitted proposed changes to ensure a higher fee. Last week. State officials drafted the changes, which include raising the fee to $175 and setting the minimum fee level at $150. Revenue generated by the law would be eligible for fire […]