Mountain Fire Update #14 July 24, 2013 6:00 AM
Incident: Mountain Wildfire
FIRE UPDATE #14 July 24, 2013 6:00 A.M.
Current Situation: Crews are out on the line to work the fire edge mopping up hot spots and patrolling against potential escapes. Several crews were spiked out overnight and will continue to work the North end of the fire. There has been no growth in the size of the fire. The change in reported acreage is due to more accurate mapping. As the burn area dries out and warms up, smoke may become visible from the interior of the fire. Large diameter fuels and stump holes continue to hold heat on the Northern part of the fire. Fire line suppression repair is progressing. Significant demobilization of firefighting resources continues. A plan for turning the incident back to the San Bernardino National Forest is in place. The expected containment date is Friday, July 26, 2013.
Changing Weather: The weather has moderated and is predicted to be fair with Northwest winds at 6 mph. Drier and warmer weather is predicted for today and Thursday with the possibility of more moisture Friday and into the weekend.
Evacuations: All Evacuation Orders for communities around the fire area have been lifted. Visitors are welcomed back to these communities. The public safety officials want to thank mountain community residents for your cooperation in the evacuations during the firefight to keep the fire from spreading into Idyllwild, Pine Cove and the Garner Valley
Closures: Mount San Jacinto State Park is closed except for the Idyllwild and Stone Creek camp grounds . The San Bernardino National Forest Closure Orders 13-8 and 13-9 remain in effect. The Pacific Crest Trail as well as connecting trails will remain closed. Humber Park is still closed.
Open: Idyllwild businesses and Lake Hemet Campground. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
Note: Fire information updates will now be issued once a day.
27,531 acres at 91% containment
6.5 miles of fireline still to be constructed
767 personnel including 17 crews, 9 engines, 3 dozers, and 6 helicopters
23 structures have been destroyed, including 7 residences during the first day of the fire
Total cost to date is 24.3 million dollars
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation