North Fire

Amador County Last Update: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6:45 a.m. PDT

Acres burned
Jun 16
Started (2015)
North Fire
Structures Destroyed

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July 19, 2015 2:27 p.m. PDT

Firefighters continue to make good progress on the North Fire that was reported on July 17 in the Baldy Mesa area with acreage now at 3,500 acres and containment at 60 percent. Firefighters continue to construct and improve containment lines, mop up and patrol for hot spots.

July 17, 2015 6:33 p.m. PDT

Drones being reported over the fire led earlier to all fixed-wing firefighting aircraft being grounded, the U.S. Forest Service's Lee Beyer tells KPCC. The aircraft have since been able to fly into the area. "We have structures threatened, we have vehicles that are burning, we have major freeways that are closed, and because of an individual or several individuals that are essentially flying a couple-hundred-dollar toy, we cannot go to work the way we should to save those vehicles or to save those structures," Beyer said. Beyer called the situation "frustrating." "[Fixed-wing aircraft are] not nearly as maneuverable as helicopters, so if something comes in front of them, they don't have the ability to turn very quickly. So for a safety precaution, they have to head out of the area and stay safe," Beyer said.

July 17, 2015 6:32 p.m. PDT

Animals - including horses/livestock - can be taken to the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, 14800 7th St. in Victorville. Animals must be taken to Gate E.

July 17, 2015 5:55 p.m. PDT

Two lanes of northbound Interstate 15 are now open. The southbound lanes remain closed, according to the California Highway Patrol.

July 17, 2015 5:44 p.m. PDT

About 18 vehicles are considered a total loss, and another eight to 10 damaged from the North Fire, according to the San Bernardino National Forest Unit. Two semi trailers are a total loss, and two others are damaged.

July 17, 2015 5:31 p.m. PDT

San Bernardino County Fire Department reports five homes are confirmed to be on fire, and 50 are immediately threatened.

July 17, 2015 4:53 p.m. PDT

San Bernardino National Forest reports the North Fire has grown to 2000 acres and is spreading rapidly.

July 17, 2015 4:45 p.m. PDT

CalFire announces an evacuation center has been opened at Serrano High School, 9292 Sheep Creek Rd. in Phelan, Ca

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