Other Fire Updates: Morris Fire, Oak Glen Fire, Cottonwood Fire
As the Station Fire consumes most resources and attention, here's a look at the three other major fires burning in the greater Los Angeles region.
It began early Monday evening last week in the Angeles National Forest north of Asuza and Glendora, but has stayed out of harms way for the most part, save for a mandatory evacuation at Camp Williams. As of tonight, the conflagration is 95 percent contained after burning through 2,260 acres. Full containment is expected tomorrow by 6 p.m., allowing resources to shift to the Station Fire, according to Roberty Brady, a Fire Information Officer with the Forest Service. [Read full coverage of this fire here]
Oak Glen Fire
The fire began around 1:45 p.m. today near unincorporated Oak Glen and has grown to 350 acres with zero percent containment, as of 10 p.m. tonight. Specifically, it's burning south of Oak Glen on Pisgah Peak, prompting a mandatory evacuation of some South and Southeast parks of Oak Glen and a voluntary evacuation of the whole area. The evacuation center is located at the Yucaipa Community Center in Yucaipa Regional Park. Not taking any chances, CalFire, with the assistance of federal officials, have sent 300 personnel, 41 engines, 18 hand crews, 7 helicopters, 6 air tankers and two planes. Oak Glen Road is closed between Casa Blanca Street in Yucaipa at Wildwood Canyon Road. Officials hope to knockdown this blaze soon, possibly capping it at 500 to 600 acres. However, they remain cautiously optimist as night falls. [Read full coverage of this fire here]
This blaze, which began Thursday evening, has burned through 2,409 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest between Hemet and Idyllwild. It had caused some road closures and evacuations earlier, but as of 10 p.m. tonight, the fire is 95 percent contained and things are getting back to normal, according to Carol Underhill, a Fire Information Officer with the San Bernardino National Forest. [Read full coverage of this fire here]