Old Water Fire Forces Evacuations In San Bernardino
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A brush fire that broke out early this morning in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains has burned roughly 75 acres and forced mandatory evacuations.
The Old Water Fire was reported about 2 a.m. Thursday and is burning on the northern edge of the city of San Bernardino near Arrowhead Springs Road.
THE BASICS (As of 9 a.m. Thursday)
- Acres burned: 75
- Containment: 0%
- Mandatory evacuations: in place for residents on Arrowhead Road, David Way north of 40th Street and all connecting streets including Mariposa Drive
- Voluntary evacuations: in place for all residents north of Foothill Drive between Del Rosa Ave. and Manzanita Drive.
- Evacuation centers: San Gorgonio High School, 2299 Pacific St.
- Road closures: Highway 18 is closed between 40th Street in San Bernardino and Highway 138 in Crestline; Lake Gregory Drive is closed at Highway 18
- Resources deployed: 46 Engines, 5 Crews, 2 Dozers, 3 Water-tenders, and air support, according to fire officials
Nearby Cal State University San Bernardino had preemptively closed its campus for Thursday due to the high winds and prime fire conditions.
CAMPUS UPDATE: 6:36PM— CSUSB News (@CSUSBNews) October 24, 2019
SB CAMPUS will be closed tomorrow, Oct. 24 due to high wind warning up to 75 mph from the National Weather Service, along with a possible SCE ordered power shutdown to reduce the threat of wild fires.
PDC remains open
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HOW WE'RE REPORTING ON THIS
KPCC newscast producers have been making calls. This story will not be updated, but our coverage is continuing on air. For the latest updates, you can listen live to KPCC here and follow the official social media accounts below.
(For the latest information straight from local emergency officials, check the following websites and social media accounts:)
- U.S. Forest Service Incident Information Page
- San Bernardino County Fire Department on Twitter
- San Bernardino National Forest on Twitter
- San Bernardino Police Department on Twitter
- CalFire on Twitter
The fire information call center is open for any public inquiries 909-3835688 https://t.co/TETchnV3qg— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) October 24, 2019
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