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PLEASE WATCH FOR ANY SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR & REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY TO 1-800-47-ARSON. 

The San Bernardino Sun newspaper has created a DISASTER AWARENESS GUIDE, 56 pages of important information on coping with disasters of all types (online @ http://adserver1.harvestadsdepot.com/medlansanber/ss/070947/).  Copies can be picked up at The Sun at 50 cents each or $10 for 25.  Call 909-386-3990 for info.

Thank you for coming to our website. We provide fire information primarily for San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.  We hope that you will take the time to follow the links in the left-hand column on this page to learn about how you can make your home and community more "fire safe".   But remember:  please evacuate when asked.  Homes and possessions can be replaced.  As one seasoned firefighter said during the Grand Prix Fire, they're only "stuff". 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

US Forest Service Fire Info Hotline:  909-383-5688

San Bernardino County Fire Info Hotline: 909-355-8800

ORANGE COUNTY

All fire incidents can be found at:  http://www.ocfa.org/ocfamain.asp?pgn1=3  Fire information can be obtained at (714) 573-6200. Also, check out coverage at the Orange County Register at www.ocregister.com/

RIVERSIDE COUNTY  

All fire incidents can be found at:  http://appsweb.co.riverside.ca.us/firepio/process?action=viewIncidents.  Check out coverage at the Press-Enterprise coverage at http://www.pe.com/digitalextra/metro/wildfires/

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WEATHER REPORTS and Red Flag Warnings:

Ontario Weather Service for the Inland Empire:  http://www.owsweather.com/ows.html

National Weather Service for San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and San Diego Counties: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/ 

National Weather Service for Ventura and Los Angeles Counties: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/

FIRE MAPS:

California Current Fire Map:  http://www.oes.ca.gov/Operational/OESHome.nsf/PDF/Fire%20Maps%202007/$file/StatewideFiresMap.jpg/

and http://www.oes.ca.gov/WebPage/oeswebsite.nsf/InteractiveMap?readForm

California Fire Weather Map:  http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sto/cafw/

LIGHTNING STRIKES: 

https://thunderstorm.vaisala.com/

http://www.sord.nv.doe.gov/Lightning/Lightning-sord.htm

RATTLESNAKE INFO:

http://www.californiaherps.com/identification/snakesid/rattlesnakes.html

 

 

 

Riverside Fire  twin pines map1.jpg

The blaze started at around 1:15 a.m. More than 4000 acres had burned by 11a.m.   Banning is about 90 miles east of Los Angeles and 17 miles northwest of Palm Springs in Riverside County.  Sad news; three USFS firefighters were killed battling this blaze and two others are critically injured. 

http://www.nbc4.tv/news/10163023/detail.html?treets=la&tml=la_break&ts=T&tmi=la_break_1_01190110262006.

Fire Information Hotline:  (951) 940-6985 http://appsweb.co.riverside.ca.us/firepio/process?action=viewIncident&id=22034

Evacuated Communities:  Twin Pines, Poppet Flats, Wonder View

Evacuation Centers:  Banning Community Center, 789 N. San Gorgonio Ave., Banning http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&addtohistory=&address=789%20N%20San%20Gorgonio%20Ave&city=Banning&state=CA&zipcode=92220%2d5527&country=US&geodiff=1

                                  and Hemet High School, 41701 Stetson Ave., Hemet  http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&addtohistory=&address=41701%20Stetson%20Ave&city=Hemet&state=CA&zipcode=92544%2d7518&country=US&geodiff=1

American Red Cross:  888-831-0031

Animal Control:  will be at the evacuation center at Banning Community Center with information on animal evacuation.

Road Closures:  Hwy 243    http://cad.chp.ca.gov/ Choose "Indio" area and Incident #0078.

http://www.desertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061026/UPDATE02/61026003

http://www.myfoxla.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=1290771&version=3&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT NORTHEAST WINDS WILL BE PARTICULARLY STRONG THROUGH & BELOW CAJON PASS.BANNING PASS.& NEAR PASSES IN THE SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS. 

Weather Alerts:

  • San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and San Diego Counties: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/ 

  • Ventura and Los Angeles Counties: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/

  •                                         Please evacuate when asked. 

    Homes and possessions can be replaced. 

    DISCLAIMER:   Our goal is to provide you with up-to-date information on forest fires in your area.  Please be assured that we make every attempt to verify that the data we provide is current and accurate.  We encourage you to contact your local fire department or dial 911 if you have any questions or concerns about your immediate safety. 

     


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