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Riverside County Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE

Incident Name: Opera (CONTAINED) Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire
Incident Address: Opera Loop X East Palmyrita Avenue Incident Number: CA-RRU-53193
Community: Highgrove Date Reported: 4/30/2017
Time Reported: 3:43 PM
Fatalities: 0  Major: 0  Moderate: 0  Minor: 0  Non Injury: 0
Transported Ground Ambulances: 0 Est. Containment Time: 5/2/2017 7:30 AM
Air Ambulance: 0 Est. Control Time:
Loss: $0.00
Saved: $0.00 Evacuations: No
Cause: Evacuation Comments:

Current Situation

(Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)
UPDATE 5/2/17 @ 7:36 a.m. - The fire is 100% contained. Day assignment will consist of four crews, three engines, and four overhead personnel for a total of 75 firefighters.

UPDATE 5/1/17 @ 6:06 p.m. - The fire is now 90% contained to 1,350 acres, Firefighters have secured a patrol line around the fire. Unless any significant activity occurs, the next update will be tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m.

UPDATE 5/1/17 @ 9:55 a.m. - The fire is now 75% contained and remains at 1,350 acres. Updated resources for day assignment are as follows: 30 engines, 8 crews, 1 helicopter, and 1 dozer for a total of 230 firefighters. The incident is no longer in unified command.

UPDATE 5/1/17 @ 7:30 a.m. - The fire remains at 1,350 acres and is now 60% contained. The structure threat has been mitigated. For day assignment we have 20 engines, 6 crews, 2 air tankers, 2 helicopters, and overhead personnel for a total of 150 firefighters.

UPDATE 5/1/17 @ 12:00 a.m. - The fire remains at 1,350 acres and 25% contained. The threat to homes has decreased from 40 homes threatened, down to 15 homes threatened. Unless any significant activity occurs, the next update will be around 8:00 a.m.

UPDATE 4/30/17 @ 9:50 p.m. - The fire is now 1,350 acres and 25% contained. Approximately 40 homes are threatened by the fire.

Update 7:20 p.m.: Fire is approximately 1200 acres and 15% contained with structures threatened.

UPDATE 4/30/17 @ 6:45 p.m. - There are drones flying in the area that are hampering fire suppression. "If you fly, we can't" please ground all drones immediately. UPDATE 4/30/17 @ 6:10 p.m. - The fire is 5% contained. UPDATE 4/30/17 @ 6:00 p.m. - The fire is now 300+ acres in size and remains at a rapid rate of spread, with moderate winds and a threat to radio towers on Box Springs Mountain.

CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of a vegetation fire in a field near Opera Loop X East Palmyrita Avenue Highgrove. Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire approximately 30 acres in size. The fire is burning in light fuels at a rapid rate of spread. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.

Resources Assigned

Firefighters: 150 Helicopters: 3 Utilities: Yes
Law Enforcement: Yes Engine Companies: 55 Air Tankers: 2
Air Attack: Yes Truck Companies: 0 Fire Crews: 2
EMD: Yes Overhead Personnel: 10 Water Tenders: 0
American Red Cross: No Fire Investigator: Yes Bulldozers: 2
Public Information Officer: Yes Displaced Persons: No RVC Medics: 0
Ambulance Air: 0  Ground: 0
Specialized Equipment: Helitender,

Cooperating Agencies

American Medical Response, CAL FIRE/Riverside, CAL FIRE/San Bernardino, Cathedral City FD, City of Corona FD, Idyllwild Fire Protection District, Murrieta Fire Protection District, Ontario FD, Palm Springs FD, Riverside City FD, Riverside County Fire Department, Southern California Edison,
Prepared By: April Newman Information Center: (951) 940-6985
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