As of Saturday night (August 8)
From Unified Fire Management
Current Situation: Fire activity was minimal today, with no forward progression of the perimeter. There were some areas of increased fire activity as interior islands of unburned fuel continued to burn. Smoke impacts were greatly reduced today, compared to Friday afternoon.
Firefighters continued to conduct mop-up operations in the Millard Canyon area today, using water tenders to supply water for firefighters. Mop-up consists of looking for areas of flame and heat that are near the perimeter of the fire and making sure that they are extinguished; similar to stirring your campfire to make sure it is cold. This evening, firefighters on night shift will continue with mop-up and will patrol the fire edges.
One 10-person Wildland Fire Module was inserted in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. They began to scout the area, looking for opportunities to use natural barriers to serve as containment lines. An additional module will be inserted tomorrow, working towards the east.
As progress continues on fire containment lines, resources that are no longer needed will be released from the incident over the next several days. Strike teams of engines that were utilized on the southern and western flanks will be reduced in number, but enough will remain to ensure adequate coverage.
Evacuations / Closures: In Riverside County Evacuation Warnings are in effect for the following:
• all areas east of Potrero Road, north of Morongo Road, west of Whitewater Canyon and south of the San Bernardino County Line
• all areas west of HWY 62, north of Interstate 10, South of the San Bernardino county line and east of Whitewater Canyon
Riverside County residents: please visit https://www.rivcoready.org/ActiveEvents for an interactive map that will allow you to enter your address to determine if you are within these evacuation warning areas.
In San Bernardino County Evacuation Warnings are in effect for the following areas:
• Forest Falls, Pioneertown, Rimrock, and the community of Morongo Valley, including both sides of Highway 62
San Bernardino County residents: please visit http://www.sbcounty.gov/sbcfire/Tens/TensContact.aspx to sign up for emergency alerts for your area.