Little Fire Fully Contained
Incident: Little Wildfire
San Bernardino, Calif., August 30, 2013 – The Little Fire began on August 24th and was fully contained at 6:00pm Thursday August 29th.
The fire burned chaparral and scattered timber in rugged terrain approximately 1 mile south of the Lake Hemet Dam on the west slope of Little Thomas Mountain. Firefighters will continue to improve the fireline and extinguish burning logs and materials within the fire perimeter.
Thomas Mountain Road (6S13) is closed from Highway 74 to the junction with Rouse Ridge Road (5S15). Thomas Mountain Road, Cottonwood Truck Trail, and Rouse Ridge Road are still open to the public.
For more information on the Little Fire, please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3703/ For more information on the other fires on the San Bernardino National Forest, please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/9/ or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SanBernardinoNF
Quick Fire Facts Fire Start Date: August 24, 2013 Fire Report Time: 3:09 PM Location: Little Thomas Mountain South of Lake Hemet Acres: 97 Fire Cause: Under Investigation Firefighters Assigned: 98 Fire Engines: 5 Fire Crews: 3 Water Tenders: 4 Road Closures: A Portion of Thomas Mountain Road
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