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Riverside County Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE

Incident Name: Snow Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire
Incident Address: 15000 Block Snow Creek Road Incident Number: CA-RRU-119353
Community: Unincorporated County area of Palm Springs Date Reported: 9/17/2020
Time Reported: 2:38 PM
Fatalities: 0  Major: 0  Moderate: 0  Minor: 0  Non Injury: 0
Transported Ground Ambulances: 0 Est. Containment Time:
Air Ambulance: 0 Est. Control Time:
Loss: $0.00
Saved: $0.00 Evacuations: No
Cause: Evacuation Comments: 9/20/2020 @ 4:00 P.M. - Evacuation warning for the Windy Point community has been lifted. Currently there are no evacuation orders or evacuation warnings in place. They have all been lifted. THE TEMPORARY EVACUATION PLACE HAS BEEN CLOSED. 9/19/2020 @ 700 p.m. - Evacuation orders for the Snowcreek area have been lifted. This includes the following: North of Cottonwood Road. Southeast of Snowcreek Road. West of Falls Creek. Evacuation warnings for the Windy Point community off of Overture Drive remain in place.

Current Situation

(Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)

MORNING UPDATE 09/24/2020 : The fire remains 6,254 acres and 80% contained. The fire is now being fully managed by the USFS. For future updates, please go to www.inciweb.nwcg.gov for the "Snow" Fire.

 

EVENING UPDATE 9/23/2020 @ 8:00 P.M. - The fire remains at 6,254 acres and is now 80% contained.

 

MORNING UPDATE 9/23/2020 @ 8:00 a.m. - The fire remains at 6,254 acres and is 67% contained.

EVENING UPDATE 9/22/2020 @ 6:00 p.m. - The fire has burned 6,254 acres and is 67% contained.

MORNING UPDATE 9/22/2020 @ 8:30 A.M. The fire remains at 6,013 acres and 52% contained.

 

EVENING UPDATE 9/21/2020 @ 4:45 P.M. - The fire remains at 6,013 acres and is 52% contained.

 

MORNING UPDATE 9/21/2020 @ 7:30 A.M. - The fire remains at 6,013 acres and 38% contained. Firefighters continue to work on strengthening containment lines. 

 

EVENING UPDATE 9/20/2020 @ 7:15 P.M. - The fire remains at 6,013 and is now 38% contained.

 

UPDATE 9/20/2020 @ 4:00 P.M. - The evacuation warning for the Windy Point community has been lifted. Please use caution when returning home. Visit www.readyforwildfire.org for tips on returning home after a fire.

 

MORNING UPDATE 9/20/2020 @ 7:30 A.M. - The fire remains at 6,013 acres and is 20% contained. An evacuation warning still remains in place for the Windy Point community.

 

EVENING UPDATE 9/19/2020 @ 7:00 P.M. - The fire is now 6,013 acres and 15% contained. Evacuation orders for the Snowcreek area have been lifted. This includes the following: North of Cottonwood Road. Southeast of Snowcreek Road. West of Falls Creek. Evacuation warnings for the Windy Point community off of Overture Drive remain in place.


 

MORNING UPDATE 09/19/2020 8:00 A.M. - The fire is now 4500 acres and 8% contained. All Evacuation WARNINGS and ORDERS remain in place until further notice. Fire personnel continue to battle the fire burning in steep, rugged terrain with air and ground resources.

 

EVENING UPDATE 09/18/2020 6:00 p.m. - The Snow fire is now 4,200 acres and 5% contained. The evacuation WARNINGS and ORDERS will remain in place until further notice. This will be the final update or the evening unless significant activity overnight warrants further updates.

 

Update Friday, September 18, 2020 3:00 P.M. - The fire is now 3500 acres and 5% contained. All evacuation WARNINGS and ORDERS remain in place until further notice. Firefighters are working diligently via air and ground resources to fully contain/control the fire.

 

Morning Update 9/18/2020 8:00 a.m.: The fire is 2500 acres and remains 0% contained. All evacuation WARNINGS and ORDERS remain in place.

 

FINAL EVENING UPDATE 9:55 P.M. 9/17/2020: The fire remains 1,200 acres and 0% contained. All evacuation warning and orders remain in effect. Resources will remain non scene throughout the night as they continue to work toward containing and controlling the fire. This will be the last update for the evening unless significant activity warrants otherwise. To check if your address in the affected evacuation warning or order area, please visit www.rivcoready.org and click on the interactive map.

 

UPDATE 9/17/2020 @ 7:26 p.m. - The fire is now 1,200 acres and 0% contained.

 

UPDATE 9/17/2020 @ 6:30 p.m. - The fire is now 600 acres & 0% contained.

 

UPDATE 9/17/2020 @ 5:25 p.m. - CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service - San Bernardino National Forest, Bureau of Land Management & National Park Service are in unified command.

 

UPDATE 9/17/2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - The fire is now 500 acres & 0% contained. Resources continue to engage in fire fighting from the ground and air.

 

UPDATE 9/17/2020 @ 4:45 p.m. - After updating mapping the fire is currently 150 acres & 0% contained.

 

UPDATE 9/17/2020 @ 4:00 p.m. - CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, San Bernardino Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are now in unified command. The fire is currently 200 acres.

 

CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of a vegetation fire near the 15000 block of Snow Creek Road, in the unincorporated County area of Palm Springs. The first arriving engine company reported single vehicle fully involved in fire that extended into the vegetation. The fire is approximately 100 acres burning at a critical rate of spread. We are in unified command with the San Bernardino Forest Service.

Resources Assigned

Firefighters: 215 Helicopters: 2 Utilities: No
Law Enforcement: Yes Engine Companies: 33 Air Tankers: 4
Air Attack: Yes Truck Companies: 0 Fire Crews: 7
EMD: No Overhead Personnel: 11 Water Tenders: 2
American Red Cross: No Fire Investigator: No Bulldozers: 2
Public Information Officer: Yes Displaced Persons: No RVC Medics: 0
Ambulance Air: 0  Ground: 0
Specialized Equipment: Helitender,

Cooperating Agencies

Bureau of Land Management, CAL FIRE/Riverside, California Highway Patrol (CHP), Morongo Fire Department, Murrieta Fire Protection District, Orange County Fire Authority, Riverside City FD, Riverside County Emergency Management Department, USFS – San Bernardino, National Park Service, Soboba Fire,
Prepared By: April Newman Information Center: (951) 940-6985
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