Wildomar, California – A wildfire was reported on October 26, 2017, around 1229 hours PDT in the area of Off Road Park, Los Alamos Truck Trail and South Main Drive . The fire is located south of Lake Elsinore in the Wildomar area. It is additionally located on the Trabuco Ranger District.
Fire Status – The fire is currently at 350 acres with a 15% containment status. Incident Command is in Unified Command with CAL FIRE & Riverside County FD along with the Cleveland National Forest. Temps have soared into the 100’s with reported Santa Ana winds making conditions just that even more challenging.
Resources – There are currently 290 firefighters along with 7 helicopters, 36 engines, 9 air tankers, 10 crews, 17 overhead personnel, 5 water tenders, 1 helitender and 4 bulldozers along with Command in a Unified Command system with CAL Fire/Riverside Co FD plus the Cleveland National Forest. Resources are combined with both local and cooperating agencies which include: CAL FIRE – Riverside, Riverside County FD, CAL FIRE – San Diego, Idyllwld FPD, March ARB, Morongo FD, Murrieta FPD, Riverside City FD, USFS and USFS – Cleveland.
Additionally, there is a Fire Investigator, PIO and Law Enforcement also on-scene.
Evacuations – Warnings were issued for residents in the Lakeland Village Community area west of Grand Avenue and north of McVicar Street; those living south of Akley Street in the community of Lakeland Village and Wildomar. Orders were issued to five homes on Hixson truck Trail above the warning area.
Shelter – The Care and Reception Center is open to all evacuees located at the Lake Elsinore H.S. gym, 21800 Canyon Drive in Wildomar, California.
Traffic Alert – Officials advise the motoring public to avoid the Grand Avenue area to allow emergency vehicles access.
Social Media – We are currently using hashtags #WildomarFire #CaliforniaWildfires
(c) 2017 The CA Fire Report – 2130 PDT