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Hot Topics / Re: Wildfire News 2024 - Vista Fire 7/7/24
« Last post by Wrightwood on Today at 09:35:13 AM »
Good morning, the Vista Fire Incident AM update is attached.
 INCIDENT MORNING UPDATE

Date: 7-15-2024 Time: 9:00 am
 
Location: Southside of Lytle Creek
Size: 2936 acres
Start Date & Time: 7-7-24 9:51 am
Containment: 47%                                                           
Total Personnel: 632

Structures Threatened: 416       

Containment lines on the Vista Fire were tested again yesterday afternoon by gusty outflow winds from nearby thunderstorms in the east, which caused erratic wind patterns. Firefighters successfully maintained the fire within its current footprint while remaining prepared for initial attack responses. Today, hotter and drier conditions will persist over the fire, with slightly lighter winds compared to yesterday and no anticipated thunderstorm development.

“Although the fire is not doing a lot of movement, there are a lot of moving parts. We have new equipment out there doing great suppression repair work. A hotshot crew is spending the night in a rugged part of Cucamonga Wilderness and will be putting in handline while minimizing impacts to the natural environment,” said Nic Elmquist, Incident Commander trainee.

Firefighters will focus on patrols, mop-up operations, and improving containment lines throughout the fire area. Additionally, one crew will be inserted into the Cucamonga Wilderness via helicopter. This crew will be self-sustained for 24 hours in the wilderness, tasked with constructing fire lines to prevent the fire from spreading southward. Containment has increased to 47 percent.

The firefighter crews who worked overnight on the fire have completed their final shift and will now transition to daytime operations. The hard work and dedication of the night crews were paramount in achieving and maintaining containment and halting the fire's advance during nighttime.

The Forest Service has an area closure in effect on the San Bernardino and the Angeles National Forest. The public is prohibited from recreating in the fire area and should not enter the forest on Lytle Creek Road. The closure is in effect to protect firefighter personnel and communities. More information about the closure order is available on the national forest websites at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices and https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices.

AIR QUALITY:
Visit AirNow.gov for information and actions you can take to protect yourself and loved ones.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Lytle Creek Road is closed to the general public including all recreation areas north of Glen Helen Parkway.

EVACUATIONS:
None.

Note: In an effort to quickly communicate information on impending dangers, the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department send high-speed mass notifications via telephone and text messages. This system is known as the Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS). To learn more about this service, visit the website for more information: https://sbcfire.org/alertwarning/.

CLOSURES:
Closure order in effect on the San Bernardino National Forest and the Angeles National Forest. Several roads, campgrounds, picnic areas, trailheads, and dispersed recreation areas are closed to the public to provide for firefighter, community and public safety. Recreation activities are prohibited within the closure area. More information about the closure order is available on the national forest websites at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices and https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS:

The San Bernardino National Forest has implemented increased fire restrictions. Campfires are restricted to those developed areas listed in the Forest Order.
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Recommendations / A/C service
« Last post by lwt42 on Yesterday at 12:32:52 PM »
I know a lot of folks have evaporative coolers, and I wish we did.  The house had central air when we bought it.

We don't use it much (portable "swamp" coolers work most of the time), but there is that one to two weeks we really appreciate it.

It's an old system, and R-22 is "outlawed" now. 

When I called the bigger HVAC companies, they all wanted to change it over to a new refrigerant, or replace it altogether.  Way too expensive.

Then I discovered Meza's Appliances in Hesperia also does A/C.

I called them, they came out, checked everything, said the system was in good shape, but a tiny bit low on R-22.  He was happy to top it up with genuine (recycled) R-22, and the system is working great.

Price was reasonable.

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I've also bought washing machines, dryers and refrigerators from them.  They're good folks.
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Hot Topics / Re: Wildfire News 2024 - Vista Fire 7/7/24
« Last post by Wrightwood on Yesterday at 10:38:58 AM »
INCIDENT MORNING UPDATE
Date: 7-14-2024 Time: 9:00 am

Size: 2887 acres                                                                                   
Containment: 43%                                                                             
Total Personnel: 651           
Structures Threatened: 416 

Start Date & Time: 7-7-24 9:51 am

Cause: Under Investigation
Location: Southside of Lytle Creek
Unified Command Agencies: California Incident Management Team 15, San Bernardino County Fire Dept.

Containment lines on the Vista fires northern flank were tested yesterday during the afternoon and evening with gusty outflow winds from thunderstorms causing erratic winds. Firefighters were able to hold the fire within its current footprint while maintaining initial attack response readiness. Crews on the eastern flank secured the line along the 3N06 Rd., mopping up and gridding to identify any hot spots with the increase in wind. Containment has increased to 43 percent.

“Our theme for today is risk management. On the San Bernardino National Forest, we are thankful to the crews for being risk managers, being actively engaged on this incident, and for keeping their heads on the swivel,” said Danelle Harrison, San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor.

A red flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service and remains in effect until 9 PM tonight. Visit this link for more information: https://www.weather.gov/wrh/fire?wfo=sgx#.

Today there is a 15 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms with continuous outflow winds and a decrease in relative humidity. With the potential for increased fire activity, initial attack crews are ready to respond to any new starts and supplement firefighters on the Vista Fire.

Crews will resume mop up activities and monitor the fire for any smoke or pockets of heat. In areas of steep, rugged terrain along the western and southern flanks, crews are looking for opportunities to construct line and go direct to increase containment.

The Forest Service has an area closure in effect for the Vista Fire on the San Bernardino and the Angeles National Forest. The public is prohibited from recreating in the fire area and should not enter the forest on Lytle Creek Road. The closure is in effect to protect firefighter personnel and communities. More information about the closure order is available on the national forest websites at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices and https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices.

AIR QUALITY:
Visit AirNow.gov for information and actions you can take to protect yourself and loved ones.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Lytle Creek Road is closed to the general public including all recreation areas north of Glen Helen Parkway.

EVACUATIONS:
Mt. Baldy Resort.

Note: In an effort to quickly communicate information on impending dangers, the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department send high-speed mass notifications via telephone and text messages. This system is known as the Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS). To learn more about this service, visit the website for more information: https://sbcfire.org/alertwarning/.

CLOSURES:
Closure order in effect on the San Bernardino National Forest and the Angeles National Forest. Several roads, campgrounds, picnic areas, trailheads, and dispersed recreation areas are closed to the public to provide for firefighter, community and public safety. Recreation activities are prohibited within the closure area. More information about the closure order is available on the national forest websites at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices and https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS:
The San Bernardino National Forest has implemented increased fire restrictions. Campfires are restricted to those developed areas listed in the Forest Order.
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Hot Topics / Re: Wildfire News 2024 - Vista Fire 7/7/24
« Last post by Wrightwood on Yesterday at 07:32:58 AM »
Michael Silvester

 • Staff Reporter
2 hours ago · Jul 14, 5:54 AM

The fire is now 43% contained per the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).
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Hot Topics / Re: Wildfire News 2024 - Vista Fire 7/7/24
« Last post by Wrightwood on Jul 13, 24, 07:23:12 PM »
INCIDENT EVENING UPDATE
Date: 7-13-2024 Time: 6:00 pm

Size: 2887 acres                                                                                   
Containment: 31%                                                                             
Total Personnel: 651         
Structures Threatened: 416 
Start Date & Time: 7-7-24 9:51 am

Cause: Under Investigation
Location: Southside of Lytle Creek

Unified Command Agencies: California Incident Management Team 15, San Bernardino County Fire Dept.

FOREST CLOSURE ORDER PROHIBITS ENTRY TO PUBLIC

The Vista Fire Closure Order prohibits the public from entering the area shown on the map. This includes entering the forest through Lytle Creek Road. All forest lands and recreation areas, including Lytle Creek, are off limits to the public in the closure area.
During today’s fire operations, crews continued to put in handline up the western flank of the fire and secured the fire line from the 3N06, 3N06/D roads and from Lytle Creek. Fire managers used unmanned aircraft systems in the Lytle Creek area to monitor the fire. Due to the potential for dry lightning and high wind gusts, a red flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service today through 9 PM tomorrow for the area.

AIR QUALITY:
Visit AirNow.gov for information and actions you can take to protect yourself and loved ones.
 
ROAD CLOSURES:
Lytle Creek Road is closed to the general public including all recreation areas north of Glen Helen Parkway.

EVACUATIONS:
Mt. Baldy Resort.

Note: In an effort to quickly communicate information on impending dangers, the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department send high-speed mass notifications via telephone and text messages. This system is known as the Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS). To learn more about this service, visit the website for more information: https://sbcfire.org/alertwarning/.

CLOSURES:
Closure order in effect on the San Bernardino National Forest and the Angeles National Forest. Several roads, campgrounds, picnic areas, trailheads, and dispersed recreation areas are closed to the public to provide for firefighter, community and public safety. Recreation activities are prohibited within the closure area. More information about the closure order is available on the national forest websites at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices and https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS:

The San Bernardino National Forest has implemented increased fire restrictions. Campfires are restricted to those developed areas listed in the Forest Order.
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Hot Topics / Re: Wildfire News 2024 - Vista Fire 7/7/24
« Last post by Wrightwood on Jul 13, 24, 09:46:42 AM »
INCIDENT MORNING UPDATE
Date: 7-13-2024 Time: 9:00 am

Size: 2887 acres                                                                                   
Containment: 31%                                                                             
Total Personnel: 724           
Structures Threatened: 416 

Start Date & Time: 7-7-24 9:51 am
Cause: Under Investigation
Location: Southside of Lytle Creek

Unified Command Agencies: California Incident Management Team 15, San Bernardino County Fire Dept.

Last night firefighters on the Vista Fire had a reprieve due to the cooling weather and were able to make solid progress along the northern flank. Fire crews held the southern and eastern flanks throughout the night with minimal interior heat. Containment increased to 31%.

“We’ve had some good luck with the weather during these last few shifts, but it’s important to recognize that fire behavior is dynamic. We have resources available and are prepared to respond to any new initial attack fires”, said Travis Ederer, Strategic Operations Section Chief.

The Forest Service has an area closure in effect for the Vista Fire on the San Bernardino and the Angeles National Forest. Several roads, campgrounds, picnic areas, trailheads, and dispersed recreation areas are closed to the public to provide for firefighter, community and public safety. Recreation activities are prohibited within the closure area. More information about the closure order is available on the national forest websites at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices and https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices.

Today, there is a 20-25 percent chance of thunderstorms and southerly wind gusts up to 20-30 MPH. This weather, with potential for erratic winds and dry lightning, will present challenges on the fire and test containment lines. Given the weather concerns, firefighters will take a measured approach to engaging the fire.

On the eastern flank, fire crews will continue securing the line and mopping up. Fire crews will establish handlines on the southern flank and look for opportunities to tie into existing containment lines. Aircraft resources are available however wind shear (i.e. sudden changes in wind speed or direction) may limit opportunities for support.

AIR QUALITY:
Visit AirNow.gov for information and actions you can take to protect yourself and loved ones.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Lytle Creek Road is closed to the general public including all recreation areas north of Glen Helen Parkway.

EVACUATIONS:
Mt. Baldy Resort.

Note: In an effort to quickly communicate information on impending dangers, the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department send high-speed mass notifications via telephone and text messages. This system is known as the Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS). To learn more about this service, visit the website for more information: https://sbcfire.org/alertwarning/.

CLOSURES:
Closure order in effect on the San Bernardino National Forest and the Angeles National Forest. Several roads, campgrounds, picnic areas, trailheads, and dispersed recreation areas are closed to the public to provide for firefighter, community and public safety. Recreation activities are prohibited within the closure area. More information about the closure order is available on the national forest websites at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices and https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS:
The San Bernardino National Forest has implemented increased fire restrictions. Campfires are restricted to those developed areas listed in the Forest Order.
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Hot Topics / Re: Wildfire News 2024 - Vista Fire 7/7/24
« Last post by Wrightwood on Jul 13, 24, 08:51:16 AM »
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Hot Topics / Re: Wildfire News 2024 - Vista Fire 7/7/24
« Last post by Wrightwood on Jul 13, 24, 07:24:54 AM »
Michael Silvester

 • Staff Reporter
An hour ago · Jul 13, 6:05 AM

The fire is now 31% contained per the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).
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Hot Topics / Re: Wildfire News 2024 - Vista Fire 7/7/24
« Last post by Wrightwood on Jul 12, 24, 07:08:53 PM »
Good evening, the Vista Fire Incident PM update is attached.
 
INCIDENT EVENING UPDATE
Date: 7-12-2024 Time: 8:00 pm

Size: 2879 acres                                                                                   

Containment: 17%                                                                             
Total Personnel: 724           
Structures Threatened: 416 

Start Date & Time: 7-7-24 9:51 am
Cause: Under Investigation
Location: Southside of Lytle Creek
Unified Command Agencies: California Incident Management Team 15, San Bernardino County Fire Dept.

VISTA FIRE CLOSURE ORDER

There is a new area closure order in effect on the San Bernardino National Forest and the Angeles National Forest. Several roads, campgrounds, picnic areas, trailheads, and dispersed recreation areas are closed to the public to provide for firefighter, community and public safety. Recreation activities are prohibited within the closure area. More information about the closure order is available on the national forest websites at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices and https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices.

Due to the favorable weather today, fire crews were able to put in more handline and continued to mop up the edge of the fire. The cooler temperatures and higher humidity helped the firefighters going direct on the fire perimeter and kept the fire south of the 3N06 and 3N06D spur roads.

Tomorrow thunderstorms are expected into the evening with wind gusts up to 20-30 MPH. This weather will present challenges on the fire and test containment lines that are already in place. Given the expected weather conditions the firefighters will stay vigilant through the weekend, monitoring and patrolling the fire line for any spots or new starts.

AIR QUALITY:
Visit AirNow.gov for information and actions you can take to protect yourself and loved ones.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Lytle Creek Road is open to residents only north of Glen Helen Parkway.

EVACUATIONS:
Mt. Baldy Resort.

Note: In an effort to quickly communicate information on impending dangers, the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department send high-speed mass notifications via telephone and text messages. This system is known as the Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS). To learn more about this service, visit the website for more information: https://sbcfire.org/alertwarning/.

CLOSURES:

Closure order in effect on the San Bernardino National Forest and the Angeles National Forest. Several roads, campgrounds, picnic areas, trailheads, and dispersed recreation areas are closed to the public to provide for firefighter, community and public safety. Recreation activities are prohibited within the closure area. More information about the closure order is available on the national forest websites at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices and https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS:

The San Bernardino National Forest has implemented increased fire restrictions. Campfires are restricted to those developed areas listed in the Forest Order.
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Hot Topics / Re: Wildfire News 2024 - Vista Fire 7/7/24
« Last post by Wrightwood on Jul 12, 24, 04:08:52 PM »
San Bernardino National Forest
@SanBernardinoNF

1h
The #VistaFire has shown a high resistance to control since initial stages due to steep, rugged topography and the large amount of fuels. Fire activity has moderated slightly, and all resources are working together to provide the highest level of service, safety, and protection.
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