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  • Sunday, October 28, 2007

     

    SANTIAGO FIRE 10/28: 27,000 Acres burned- 50% Containment

    The following information has been released by the Santiago Fire Joint Command:

    Overnight, dozers completed fire line from Bedford Peak to the bottom of Silverado Canyon.

    There was no major fire growth overnight. The fire continues to burn in areas west of the Orange/Riverside County line but has not crossed the county line. Structure protection is in place for all evacuated communities and at the Modjeska and Santiago Peak communications sites.

    Retardant drops have reinforced fire lines along the county border.

    Contingency plans have been formulated and decision points established to protect communities in Riverside County. Fire movement will be towards the east and north. The hottest portions of the fire are west of Modjeska Peak, west of Bear Trap Canyon, south of Silverado Canyon and in the Maple Springs area. The fire continues to back down the south slope of Silverado Canyon at a slow rate of spread. The fire is burning in extremely heavy fuels on the Cleveland National Forest.

    Road Closures: Santiago Canyon road south of the 241 Toll Road to Live Oak Canyon Road. All of Live Oak Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon Road, and Plano Trabuco Road north of Robinson Ranch Road (northbound only).

    The Arson Investigation Team has received 780 thus far about the white 1998 - 2004 Ford pickup truck, Model F-150, standard cab with chrome tube running boards. Please contact the arson tip line at 800-540-8282. A $250,000 reward has been established.

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