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Riverside County Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE

Incident Name: Tenaja [CONTAINED] Type of Incident: Wildland Fire
Incident Address: Near the intersection of Tenaja Road and Clinton Keith Road Incident Number: CA-RRU-113828
Community: La Cresta Date Reported: 9/4/2019
Time Reported: 3:56 PM
Fatalities: 0  Major: 0  Moderate: 0  Minor: 0  Non Injury: 0
Transported Ground Ambulances: 0 Est. Containment Time: 9/14/2019 5:00 PM
Air Ambulance: 0 Est. Control Time:
Loss: $0.00
Saved: $0.00 Evacuations: Yes
Cause: Under Investigation Evacuation Comments: UPDATE 9/6/2019 @ 8:12 p.m. ALL evacuation warnings have been lifted. UPDATE 9/6/2019 @ 8:09 a.m. Evacuation Orders for Montanya Place, Bonita Place, Belcara Place, Lone Oak Way, streets south of Calle del Oso Oro and Trails Circle have been DOWNGRADED to Evacuation WARNINGS. The Evacuation Warnings for Bear Creek and Copper Canyon remain in Place. UPDATE 9/5/19 @ 2:05 p.m. Evacuation Orders have been issued for Montanya Place, Bonita Place, Belcara Place & Lone Oak Way in the city of Murrieta. 09/05/2019 6:20 a.m. UPDATE: All evacuation orders remain in place. Mandatory evacuations are now being issued to residents in Copper Canyon South of Calle del Oso Oro between Clinton Keith and Murrieta Creek. A care and reception center has been set up at Murrieta Mesa High School, 24801 Monroe Avenue. Small animals are being accepted at the care and reception center, located at Murrieta Mesa HS. Large Animals can be taken to the San Jacinto Animal Shelter 581 S. Grand Ave. San Jacinto, CA 92582. Horse trailers can be taken to the Los Alamos Sports Park. There is a mandatory evacuation order for all residences along The Trails Circle, in La Cresta. There is an evacuation order for the Santa Rosa Plateau Visitor Center located at 39400 Clinton Keith Road.

Current Situation

(Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)
FINAL 9/14/19 @ 5:00 p.m. - The fire is now 100% contained.
 
UPDATE 9/12/2019 @ 6:00 p.m. - The fire is currently 1,926 acres and 98% contained.
UPDATE 9/10/2019 @ 8:00 p.m. - The fire remains 1,926 acres and is now 96% contained.
 
UPDATE 9/10/2019 @ 8:00 a.m. - The fire remains 1,926 acres and is now 94% contained.
 
UPDATE 9/9/2019 @ 7:00 p.m. - The fire remains 1,926 acres and is now 92% contained.
 
UPDATE 9/9/2019 @ 7 a.m. - The fire remains 1,926 acres and is now 90% contained.
 
UPDATE 9/8/2019 @ 7 p.m. - The fire is 1,926 acres and 73% contained.
 
UPDATE 9/7/2019 @ 1:00 p.m. - Clinton Keith Road is NOW OPEN. All Road Closures for the Tenaja Fire have now been lifted as of 1:00 pm on 9/7/2019. Further, intermittent closures are possible in the area of the Tenaja Fire as firefighters continue working toward full containment of the fire. Please drive safely in this area as fire personnel continue to work in the area.
 
UPDATE 9/7/2019 @ 11:00 a.m. - The fire is currently 2,000 acres and 35% contained.  Firefighters will continue containment and mop operations for the next several days.
 
UPDATE 9/6/2019 @ 9 p.m. - CHP has concluded escorting vehicles up and down Clinton Keith Road. Clinton Keith Road will remain closed for the duration of the evening. Access to La Cresta through De Luz is open.
 
UPDATE 9/6/2019 @ 8:13 p.m. - ALL evacuation warnings have been lifted. CHP has closed Clinton Keith Road and will not have escorts tonight. Access to La Cresta through De Luz remains open.
 
UPDATE 9/6/2019 @ 6:03 p.m. - The fire is 2,000 acres and 25% contained. Clinton Keith remains closed. However, CHP is doing escorts in both directions as fire behavior and equipment movement allows. All previous evacuation warnings remain in place. The next update will follow tomorrow morning's briefing unless significant changes occur.
 
UPDATE 9/6/2019 @1:30 p.m. Evacuation Warnings remain in place. Clinton Keith Road is CLOSED to all traffic. Access to and from La Cresta can be made via Deluz (Los Gatos Rd, Via Volcano).
 
UPDATE 9/6/2019 @ 8:09 a.m. Evacuation Orders for Montanya Place, Bonita Place, Belcara Place, Lone Oak Way, streets south of Calle del Oso Oro and Trails Circle have been DOWNGRADED to Evacuation WARNINGS.
 
The Evacuation Warnings for Bear Creek and Copper Canyon remain in Place. While this is a positive change, we want to remind residents to remain vigilant and be prepared to leave at a moment's notice.
 
UPDATE 9/6/2019 @ 6:12 a.m. - The fire remains 2000 acres and is now 20% contained. Clinton Keith is still closed. Los Gatos, Via Volcano and Tenaja Road are open. The next update will be later this morning.
 
9/5/2019 @ 9:45 p.m. - The fire is currently 2000 acres and 10% contained. The road closure at Los Gatos Road and Via Volcano is now open. Please drive carefully in this area as fire personnel continue to work in the area. This will be the final update this evening. The next update will tomorrow morning after 9:00 a.m. The road closure at Clinton Keith will remain closed from Chantory Street to Avenida La Cresta.
 
9/5/19 @ 5:30 p.m. - Due to better mapping the fire acreage has changed to 1,974 acres and 10% contained.
 
9/5/19 @ 3:00 p.m. - CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire has entered into Unified Command with Murrieta Fire Protection District.
 
9/5/19 @ 2:56 p.m. - The fire is now 2,000 acres and 7% contained.
 
ROAD CLOSURES: Clinton Keith south of Avenida La Cresta, Avenida La Cresta South, Tenaja Road and Via Volcano
 
MORNING UPDATE 09/05/2019 6:20 A.M.: The fire is now 1400 acres and is now 7% contained. All mandatory evacuation orders remain in place. Firefighters remain on scene in strength as they work to fully contain and control the fire. Updates will be posted as information becomes availalble.
 
[UPDATE] 9/4/19 @ 10:00 pm - Mandatory evacuations are now being issued to residents in Copper Canyon South of Calle del Oso Oro between Clinton Keith and Murrieta Creek.
 
[UPDATE] 9/4/19 @ 9:40 pm - For evacuation area information please visit: Riverside County EMD Evacuation Map
 
[UPDATE] 9/4/19 @ 8:50 pm - The fire is currently 994 acres.
 
[UPDATE] 9/4/19 @ 7:45 pm - The fire is currently 250 acres and 5% contained.
 
[UPDATE] 9/4/19 @ 6:30 pm - Tenaja Road is also closed in both directions all the way up.
 
[UPDATE] 9/4/19 @ 6:15 pm - The fire is currently 150 acres and 0% contained.
 
[UPDATE] 9/4/19 @ 6 pm - The fire is currently 50 acres and 0% contained. There is a mandatory evacuation order for all residences along The Trail Circle, in La Cresta.
 
[UPDATE] 9/4/19 @ 5:15 pm - There is an evacuation order for the Santa Rosa Plateau Visitor Center located at 39400 Clinton Keith Road.
 
[UPDATE] 9/4/19 @ 5:08 pm - Clinton Keith Road is closed south of Avenida La Cresta.
 
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of fire near the intersection of Tenaja Road and Clinton Keith Road. The fire is currently 25 acres burning in heavy fuels with a rapid rate of spread. More updates will be posted as they become available.

Resources Assigned

Firefighters: 898 Helicopters: 10 Utilities: No
Law Enforcement: Yes Engine Companies: 102 Air Tankers: 11
Air Attack: Yes Truck Companies: 0 Fire Crews: 30
EMD: Yes Overhead Personnel: 20 Water Tenders: 6
American Red Cross: No Fire Investigator: Yes Bulldozers: 7
Public Information Officer: Yes Displaced Persons: No RVC Medics: 0
Ambulance Air: 0  Ground: 0
Specialized Equipment: Helitender,

Cooperating Agencies

CAL FIRE/Riverside, CAL FIRE/San Diego, City of Corona FD, City of Hemet FD, City of Murrieta, Murrieta Fire Protection District, Riverside County Fire Department, Riverside County Fire Emergency Management Department, USFS – Cleveland,
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