Cedar Fire

Kern County Last Update: Monday, September 26, 2016 5:16 p.m. PDT

Acres burned
Aug 16
Started (2016)
Cedar Fire
Location of
off of Highway 155 in the Greenhorn Mountains, west of Wofford Heights
Structures Destroyed

Recent KPCC Coverage

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November 3, 2003 12:00 p.m. PST

Cedar Fire is fully contained.

October 29, 2003 1:00 p.m. PST

A fire crew protecting a house near Santa Ysabel was overrun by flames. One firefighter was killed and several others sustained severe injuries.

October 27, 2003 11:59 p.m. PST

By the end of Monday, the Cedar Fire had grown to over 193,000 acres

October 27, 2003 12:00 p.m. PST

President Bush declares disaster areas in L.A., Ventura, San Diego, San Bernardino, paving the way for relief in the form of federal dollars.

October 27, 2003 11:00 a.m. PST

Governor Gray Davis calls out the national guard to assist with the disaster.

October 27, 2003 9:00 a.m. PST

A fire near the Miramar Air Station in San Diego forces the evacuation of the FAA's Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control, grounding air travel to LAX and San Diego airports.

October 26, 2003 11:59 p.m. PST

By the end of the day, the Cedar Fire had grown to over 153,000 acres.

October 26, 2003 3:00 p.m. PST

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue moves Monday's football game between the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins to Arizona, allowing the city to continue using Qualcomm Stadium as an evacuation center. It housed nearly 10,000 evacuees.

October 26, 2003 2:03 p.m. PST

A small plane crashes on Highway 163 after a failed attempt to land at Montgomery Field and catches fire. The pilot escapes.

October 26, 2003 12:00 p.m. PST

By noon, the fire had burned 28 homes on the Barona Indian Reservation, had crossed I-15 and was burning in the Scripps Ranch community of San Diego.

October 26, 2003 11:21 a.m. PST

Fire jumps Route 52 near Mast Blvd. Officials call for the evacuation of Tierrasanta.

October 26, 2003 5:03 a.m. PST

Fire enters the City of Poway and jumps Highway 61, moving quickly toward the Scripps Ranch community in San Diego.

October 26, 2003 3:00 a.m. PST

By 3 a.m the next morning, Santa Ana winds had spread the fire to over 62,000 acres. The fire overtook homes in northern Lakeside, burning a number of homes and killing 12 residents with little forewarning.

October 25, 2003 10:44 p.m. PDT

Evacuations ordered for residents of Ramona

October 25, 2003 5:37 p.m. PDT

Fire officials receive calls about a fire burning in Cleveland national forest, close to where a distressed hunter had set off a flare earlier in the evening. Over 300 firefighters were dispatched to the area, but a water-carrying helicopter was called off en route because of a policy to end aerial firefighting 30 mins before sundown.

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