“Wild” fire burned 19 acres near Helendale on Mother’s Day – VVNG.com
HELENDALE, CA (VVNG.com) – On Sunday, Mother’s Day, 19 acres were burned during a vegetation fire near the Helendale community.
On May 8, 2022, San Bernardino County Fire Brigades were sent to fire vegetation in the National Trails Highway and Indian Trail area near the dairy.
The first engine that arrived said it was burning 2-3 acres of vegetation blown away by wind and threatening structures. The size and location of the fire caused a repeated alarm reaction.
According to a press release, “Arriving crews deployed to control the perimeter and protect the facilities are working to prevent a fire from about 15 facilities in the area. Due to the wind of 20-40 miles per hour the fire quickly grew to more than 15 acres ”.
At the height of the fire, 24 units and 88 personnel were on the scene.
Incident commanders have asked Intel 24 to provide an aerial viewpoint, map fire and help ground crews find any hotspots. The Fire Integrated Real-time Intelligence System (FIRIS) is a program that provides real-time intelligence and analysis of new natural disasters in California.
Funded by the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), the funding supports aircraft, the overall operational picture, and near-real-time WIFIRE fire simulation, which is available in the event of new incidents.
Within 90 minutes firefighters prevailed, keeping the fire burning to 19 acres. All 19 acres were under the local jurisdiction of San Bernardino County or LRA.
The fire, which was moving fast, did not damage or destroy the structures. Once the forward speed was stopped, the crews focused their efforts on clearing and restraining the line. By evening, more than 75% of the fire had been eliminated. The crews continued to stay on fire until Monday, working on hotspots and patrolling the edge of the fires.
The investigation into the fire is underway by investigators #SBCoFD. The San Beradino County Fire was responded to by 12 engines, 3 water tenders, a hand crew, a bulldozer, four chief officers, a fire investigator and many support staff. CALFIRE San Bernardino Unit, Victorville Fire, Apple Valley Fire & BLM assisted in the fire. Thank you to our cooperating agencies for their help.
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