MOUNTAIN FIRE NOW AT 23,000 ACRES, SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS

MOUNTAIN FIRE NOW AT 23,000 ACRES, SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS

Day four of the nearby Mountain Fire sees firefighters making great progress in rocky terrain and high temperatures. Two C-130 aircraft Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System, have been deployed by the 146th Air wing of the California National Guard. As weather conditions continue to change the fire remains active on the northwest and continues to threaten the community of Idyllwild. Red Cross evacuation centers 888-831-0031 have been welcoming residents, visitors, and others in evacuated areas. As of this morning, the fire is at about 23,000 acres at 15 percent containment; 3,316 personnel including 59 crews, 263 engines, 11 dozers, and 19 helicopters are on the fire lines and 23 structures have been destroyed by fire. Total cost to date is $6.1 million. The latest fire information can be found at http://inciweb.org/incident/3516. A smoke advisory for Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley and surrounding communities remains in affect. If you see or smell smoke in the air where you are, be cautious and use common sense to protect your family’s health.

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