Southern California Holy Fire Update Friday August 10 2018

Holy Fire August 9 2018 Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service-Cleveland National Forest
Holy Fire Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service-Cleveland National Forest

The Southern California Holy Fire is ongoing Friday August 10 2018.
The Holy Fire in Cleveland National Forest originated in Orange County and has reached Lake Elsinore in Riverside County.
The Holy Fire is at 19,107 acres with 10% containment.
Mandatory Evacuation Orders have affected over 21,484 Community Members.
There is unhealthy air quality throughout the Southern California area.

UPDATE Friday August 10 2018 at 7:20pm

If you’re in the evacuation areas in Lake Elsinore, you can type your address in the County of Riverside Map to determine your evacuation status.
County of Riverside Holy Fire Resident Evacuation Status Map is Online

#HolyFire Resident Evacuation Map Lookup

Once you’re in, click on the box in the upper right corner to see the zones.

UPDATED Friday August 10 2018 at 10:42am

U.S. Forest Service Cleveland National Forest is reporting that the Holy Fire has grown to 18,137 acres with 5% containment.
Cleveland National Forest explained about percentage containment.
“The hand/containment line grows as the fire grows.
We continue to actively engage, but weather and fuel conditions do not allow us to get ahead of the fire.”

Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is reporting that OCFA units are engaged in structure defense in the El Cariso area of Orange County.

U.S. Forest Service Cleveland National Forest is reporting that Firefighters continue to battle the blaze around the clock.

The Fire Spread quickly with high temperatures in the steep terrain.
This is a fuel driven fire that is spread thru chaparral, short grass and brush.
The Cause of the Holy Fire is considered Man Made with a suspect under arrest.
Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, was booked into Orange County Jail on August 8 2018 on suspicion of two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorize, and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest.

Steep inaccessible terrain will continue to allow the fire to spread into new areas and align for strong head fire runs and lateral movement.

Fire continues to spread east and north with only limited spread to the west.

The fire will continue to impact subdivisions along the foothills of Riverside County.

There remains the daily potential for an “Elsinore” down slope event.

The fire spread will be an impact to Orange County Subdivision of El Cariso Village.

The atmosphere over the fire continues to be very unstable and will allow for large smoke column development and active to extreme fire behavior.

Fire continues to directly impact communities during the next shift.

Air resources will continue to drop water and fire retardant to assist firefighting efforts on the ground.

Helicopters will support fire fighters in their efforts to combat the Holy Fire.

Holy Fire Location
Holy Jim Canyon in Orange County California on Monday August 7 2018 at 1:21pm.
Holy Jim Canyon is on the west side of the Santa Mountains in Orange County.
Holy Fire is in the Cleveland National Forest.
Holy Fire is in Lake Elsinore
Holy Fire is burning in Cold Water Canyon around Santiago Peak,

Holy Fire Damage
19,107 acres bured
10% Containment
12 Structures Destroyed

Holy Fire Weather
Friday August 10 2018: Trabuco Canyon is expected to reach a high of 90 degrees with 49% humidity and Southwest Winds of 10mph.
Lake Elsinore is expected to reach to a high of 97 degrees with 41% humidity and Southwest Winds of 11mph.

U.S. Forest Service Cleveland National Forest is reporting that the Forecasted weather for the fire area will see temperatures between 91-97 and relative humidity of 30-40 percent and could see gusty winds to 25 mph from the west.
These conditions will increase the likelihood of extreme fire behavior as well as heat illness issues for the firefighters and the public.
Monsoonal moisture coupled with an approaching eastern hurricane will increase instability and bring scattered thunderstorms to portions of Southeastern California.
This combination will result in a period of near critical fire weather over the Holy Fire. Drying and warming over the weekend with gusty local winds with midlevel moisture will return to the area leading to more instability, gusty winds and a chance for thunderstorms.

Holy Fire Evacuations and Closures

The evacuation area covers 7,449 single family homes and numerous commercial structures with estimated evacuees totaling 21,484 people.

Mandatory Evacuation Notices for:

Mayhew/Sycamore Creek
Glen Eden
Horsethief
Rice Canyon
Rice Lake
McVicker
Machado
South El Cariso
Riverside
Shoreline Zones

There are hard road closures for the areas under evacuation order.

Until these closures are lifted, residents are not permitted back to check on or get small animals.

The incident is now in unified command with US Forest Service, CAL Fire, Riverside County Fire, Orange County Fire Authority, and the California Highway Patrol.

All campgrounds are closed on the Trabuco Ranger District.
Holy Jim and Trabuco Canyon Tracts.

Irvine Regional Park is closed for Holy Fire Camp Center.

Current Road Closures:

Highway 74 eastbound is closed.
Residents in the Highway 74 corridor must travel westbound only.
Trabuco Creek, Maple Springs, North Main Divide, Bedford, and Indian Truck Trail.

Temescal Road is closed between Indian Truck Trail and Lake Street to allow fire apparatus access in area.
Residents only but they must not block road access.

Holy Fire Evacuation Centers

Temescal High School located at 18760 El Toro Road in Lake Elsinore.

San Juan Hills High School located at 29211 Stallion Ridge in San Juan Capistrano.

Small Animals Evacuation: Animals Friends of the Valley (AFV) located at 33751 Mission Trail in Wildomar.
AFV Phone Numbers: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. call 951-674-0618, 4 p.m.- 8 a.m. call 951-506-5069

Large Animal Owners Under Mandatory Evacuation may take their animals to Riding Park located at 30753 La Pata in San Juan Capistrano.
Owners will be responsible for the care of their animals.

Livestock is being accepted at Elsinore High school on 21800 Canyon Drive

School Closings Due to Holy Fire

Friday August 10 2018:
All Perris Union High School District Schools and Menifee Schools will be closed due to unhealthy air conditions.

Orange County Alert System

Please stay connected to Orange County Alerts by signing up at Alert OC

Holy Fire Fire Fighting Personnel

Orang County Fire Authority (First Responders)
Cleveland National Forest Firefighters
Unified Command with: US Forest Service, CAL Fire, Riverside County Fire, Orange County Fire Authority and the California Highway Patrol.

1206  Personnel Assigned to Fire

Engines: 86
Helicopters: 14
Fixed Wing 14
Dozers: 14
Water Tenders: 8
Crews: 28

Holy Fire Camp Center

Irvine Regional Park located at 1 Irvine Park Road in Orange California.

Holy Fire Injuries
Two heat related injuries
Two Hikers rescued.

Holy Fire Expected Containment Date

Wednesday August 15 2018

Holy Fire Information Center

Current Fire Information is at US Forest Service Incident Information System Online Site
U.S. Forest Service Cleveland National Forest is the lead agency for the Holy Fire.
#HolyFire information hotline will be moving over to Orange County Emergency Operation center. Phone number is 714-628-7085.

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) issued a Smoke Advisory due to the Holy Fire for Orange County California Monday August 6 2018 thru Saturday August 11 2018
South Coast Air Quality Management District Smoke Advisory is in effect through Saturday Morning August 11 2018.

Winds will be from the west/southwest today before transitioning to a southerly wind during the overnight hours.
During the overnight and early morning hours, downslope winds may bring smoke and ash into the valleys adjacent to the fire.
Overall, meteorological conditions may bring smoke into portions of Orange County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County.
Air quality may reach Unhealthy levels or higher in areas directly impacted by smoke.

Holy Fire Direct Smoke Impacts and Unhealthful Air Quality may include portions of:

Orange County: Areas 16 (Northern Orange County), 17 (Central Orange County), 18 (North Coastal Orange County), 19 (Saddleback Valley), 20 (Central Coastal
Orange County), and 21 (Capistrano Valley)

Riverside County: Areas 22 (Corona/Norco), 23 (Metropolitan Riverside), 24
(Perris Valley), 25 (Lake Elsinore), 26 (Temecula Valley), 28 (Hemet/San Jacinto
Valley), and 29 (Banning Pass)

San Bernardino County: Areas 32 (Northwest San Bernardino Valley), 33
(Southwest San Bernardino Valley), 34 (Central San Bernardino Valley), 35 (East San Bernardino Valley), 36 (West San Bernardino Mountains), 37 (Central San Bernardino Mountains), and 38 (East San Bernardino Mountains)

SCAQMD Helpful Advice For Areas Impacted by Smoke

Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion

People with respiratory or heart disease, older adults, and children should remain indoors

Keep windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter.

Run your air conditioner if you have one and keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside.

Avoid using a swamp cooler or whole-house fan to prevent bringing additional smoke inside.

To avoid worsening the health effects of smoke, don’t use indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces.

South Coast Air Quality Management District Resources are Online

Interactive Air Quality Map by Region is Online

For more information please visit South Coast Air Quality Management District

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