Panorama Fire Contained
Incident: Panorama Wildfire
San Bernardino, Calif., July 10, 2012 - Firefighters have declared the Panorama fire 100% contained at 6:00p.m. on July 10th.
The Panorama fire was reported shortly before 2:00p.m. on July 9th along the west side of State Highway 18 north of Old Waterman Canyon Road. The fire quickly spread uphill towards Marshall Peak, swift and aggressive actions by firefighters held the fire to 75 acres.
At the height of the firefight, 263 firefighters from the US Forest Service, San Bernardino City Fire, CalFire, San Bernardino County Fire, San Manuel Fire, Rialto Fire, Crest Forest Fire and the Bureau of Land Management worked together suppressing the fire.
While battling the blaze on July 9, four firefighters suffered heat-related injuries and were transported to local area hospitals.
The fire was managed under unified command with the San Bernardino City Fire Department. Fire investigators have not determined a cause for the fire and are seeking the public's assistance. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call Captain John Payan at San Bernardino City Fire Department 909-384-5777.
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