Sierra Fire Burns Near Cajon Pass
Incident: Sierra Wildfire
San Bernardino Calif. September 25 2013 – The Sierra Fire started Tuesday afternoon northwest of Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass Area. The fire started near the Sycamore Flats area north of Glen Helen Parkway and quickly burned 200 acres. It is now 40% contained.
Air tankers dropped fire retardant to slow the spread of the fire Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were aided by water-dropping helicopters and they were able to stop the fire from spreading towards homes along Glen Helen Road which were under a mandatory evacuation. Mandatory Evacuations became voluntary at midnight last night.
Today firefighters will continue to establish and improve containment lines utilizing helicopters as needed. Fire officials are concerned about the weather forecast which calls for higher gusty winds through the end of the week.
The fire was managed under a unified command between the San Bernardino County Fire Department and the San Bernardino National Forest.
Quick Fire Facts Fire Start Date: September 24 2013 Fire Report Time: 3:51 P.M. Acres: 200 Containment: 40% Expected Full Containment: September 27 at 6:00 pm Fire Cause: Under Investigation Resources at the peak of the firefighting efforts: Fire Fighters Assigned: 397 Fire Engines: 46 Fire Crews: 10 Helicopters: 5 Air Tankers: 6 including the DC-10Dozers: 5Water Tenders: 4Air Attack: 1
Cooperating Agencies: San Bernardino County Fire Department CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit Rancho Cucamonga Fire Dept Arrowbear FD Apple Valley FD Orange County Fire Authority California Highway Patrol San Bernardino County Sheriff US Forest Service