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|August 16, 2018|
Holy Fire being tamed, evacuations more limited
GLEN IVY – (INT) – Efforts to suppress the Holy Fire are having results.
The fire’s forward movement in the foothills southeast of Corona is being dramatically slowed while containment of the 23,000 acre conflagration is nearing the half-way mark. Fire fighters are focused on community defense, and limiting the fire’s advance toward Coldwater Canyon and south toward Hwy 74 into the El Cariso Village area. Bulldozers and aircraft are working the area around Glen Ivy in an effort to secure its safety.
Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for Glen Eden, El Cariso, Blue Jay and Rancho Capistrano. Mandatory evacuations have been lifted for the Sycamore Creek community. The Trilogy community was under voluntary evacuation.
Five firefighters have been injured since the fire’s onset August 6th.
A damage assessment team has found 14 structures destroyed and 6 damaged mostly in the Holy Jim and Trabuco canyons of Orange County.
Smoke and flames will continue to be visible from the I-15 corridor.
The Air Quality Management District says downslope winds may bring smoke and ash into the valleys adjacent to the fire mostly in Riverside County.
There are 16 major fires currently burning in California that have destroyed homes and infrastructure and continue to threaten communities. More than 13,000 firefighters from California, 17 other states, Australia and New Zealand are working the front lines of wildfires statewide.
Story Date: August 12, 2018