UPDATE: All Mandatory Evacs Lifted for SoCal Fires

KNX 1070
November 04, 2019 - 6:58 am

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All mandatory evacuations for wildfires in Southern California have been lifted, including the Getty Fire, which is 79 percent contained.


The 200-acre "Hillside Fire" in northern San Bernardino is now 50 percent contained.

This fire is in North San Bernardino and is moving quickly Thursday. This is close to the Wildwood Park and North Park neighborhoods.

So far more than 200 acres have burned. More than 500 homes have been evacuated and affect more than 1300 residents. At least six homes have been destroyed or damaged, and two outbuildings on Thursday morning. It's 50 percent contained. 

The evacuation area for the Hillside Fire is West of Highway 18, north of 50th street, and east of Mayfield.

An evacuation shelter is open for evacuees at Pacific High School in San Bernardino.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Small animals can be taken to the San Bernardino Animal Shelter. As of Thursday morning all schools are open in San Bernardino except for Cal State University San Bernardino.

San Bernardino National Forest is reminding people not to use drones to try to get pictures of the flames. There is a flight restriction is in place for the Hillside Fire. They say there was an incursion on the Old Water Fire last week with a drone that caused a lot of problems.

46 FIRE IN JURUPA VALLEY: As of Friday morning, this fire is also 70-percent contained after burning 300 acres.

 All evacuation orders have been lifted and residents may return home. 

At least 300 acres have burned. 

BREA FIRE: A fire burning in Diamond Bar in Los Angeles County called the "Brea Fire" is burning at least 16 acres in the medium brush is now under control and being mopped-up. 

WHITTIER FIRE: County fire crews are battling the three to four-acre brush fire in the 500 block of North Durfee Ave. and Whittier Ave. There were no immediate reports of any structures being threatened, but aerial footage from the scene showed what appeared to be a small homeless encampment in the area. Crews on the scene reported the blaze had the potential to scorch between five and seven acres.

FULLERTON FIRE: This fire is now burning at the Brea Dam Park with fire crews there and on the way so avoid Brea Blvd at Harbor Blvd. The one to two-acre brush fire threatened a hospital, the St. Jude Medical Center, YMCA, a senior living facility and several homes. Ground crews were being aided by water-dropping aircraft.

YOSEMITE FIRE: Another fire in Simi Valley has now been reported. Authorities are calling it the "Yosemite" fire. By 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, firefighers reported that the fire was well under control, with 80% containment and holding at 1-acre. No injuries or property damaged.

HILL FIRE: The latest word is a home and a mobile home have been damaged by the fire. The fire has grown to 200 acres off the 60 Freeway in Jurupa Valley in Riverside County. 

New evacuation orders are in effect West of Lindsay, east of Grapevine, North of Van Buren, and South of Philadelphia. Also new North of Jurupa, south of Galena, east of Bain and west of Pedley.
There are two mobile home parks and a health care center under mandatory evacuation orders.

SOLEDAD FIRE: It's right off the 14 at Soledad Canyon. It's burned 2-acres with a moderate rate of spread. Firefighters are working to keep the flames out of the river bottom. 

DIAMOND BAR FIRE: Crews continue to mop-up a fire that burned 16 acres alongside the 57 Freeway in the Diamond Bar area. It broke out around noon near Brea Canyon Road.  It forced a partial closure of the freeway -- but no structures were damaged.  

DEXTER FIRE: Riverside Fire Department crews finally have this fire partially contained. Known as the "Dexter Fire," it started at around 11:30 a.m. in the Santa Ana River bottom near downtown Riverside. It scorched 30 acres and burned toward numerous homes before crews got it under control. All evacuations have been lifted for residents in this area. 

Houses on Ladera, Indian Hill, Beacon Way, and Mt. Rubidoux Drive were placed under a mandatory evacuation order, which remained in force as of 3 p.m. Evacuees were being directed to Dales Senior Center in White Park, 3936 Chestnut St. Along with Riverside Fire Department personnel, Corona and Rancho Cucamonga firefighters were working to encircle the brusher, according to the fire captain.

EASY FIRE: The biggest fire is in Simi Valley and has burned 1,400 acres, threatening 6,500 homes and the Reagan Library. The fire is 60 percent contained, as of Friday morning.

GETTY FIRE: The "Getty Fire" in West L-A, which destroyed 10 homes and damaged 15 others, is 66-percent contained, burning 745 acres.

Lest we forget, the Getty Fire is still active in the Sepulveda Pass area. About 760 firefighters are working to keep embers from re-igniting and being spread by the strong Santa Ana winds.


CNS contributed to this story.